[SciPy-dev] Status of weave

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Jan 17 10:20:28 CST 2008


C. Ball wrote:
> Jarrod Millman <millman <at> berkeley.edu> writes:
> [...]
>   
>> As far as I know, no one is answering this question about development
>> plans for weave because no one has plans to further develop weave.
>>     
>
> Thanks for the information. 
>
> Weave is important for our software [1], so we'd like to try to work
> on this problem.
>   
Weave is also important to our software, and so it is not disappearing 
you may be assured.
> Before we start, any example of an existing converter of this type -
> or some guidance about where to start in the weave code - would be
> very helpful. 
>
> Presumably the required additions will be quite small: All we need to
> do is allow conversion of dtype='O' (as indicated by the example and
> error given earlier [2]), since looping through a list of objects, for
> instance, is already no problem [3].
>   
I suspect it would not be difficult to add and kind of surprised it is 
not already there.  The problem might be handling reference counting, 
correctly, but I'm not really sure.

-Travis O.



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