[SciPy-dev] Is it ok to depend on ctypes for scipy code ?
Wed Jun 13 13:32:38 CDT 2007
Brian Granger wrote:
>>> Subject says it all. Is is ok to depends on ctypes for scipy code,
>>> or should the implementation be optional with a python fallback ?
>> I'd prefer not to depend on ctypes. More specifically, I'd prefer not to worry
>> about building or finding non-extension shared libraries.
> Given the facts that i) ctypes now comes with python2.5 and ii) that
> ctypes is proving itself to be extremely useful for wrapping C-code,
> it seems like a shame to not be able to utilize ctypes for scipy code.
> I do understand the issue with having dependencies on external shared
> libraries that need to be built. But, is there a reasonable way of
> addressing this problem that would open the door for using ctypes in
I haven't seen one, yet; otherwise, I wouldn't have made the objection.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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