[SciPy-dev] Numpy/Cython Google Summer of Code project idea
Thu Mar 6 22:56:57 CST 2008
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 5:22 AM, Travis E. Oliphant
> John Ollinger wrote:
> > Fernando,
> > When I wrap a C package I spend 95% of my time modifying the package
> > to run as a library and 5% of the time hand-wrapping it for python. I
> > find that hand-wrapping makes me more aware of the interface than
> > using swig, so I can recode portions of the library to make the
> > overall package work better. A quick look at the cyrex documentation
> > makes me wonder if it is primarily written for those who haven't
> > written much C-code.. Is this an accurate impression?
> Yes, I think this is accurate. The big win, however with using cython
> is maintainability. Many more people can improve the code.
> Complicated things can be a bit of a pain to do in Cython yet, and there
> is a desperate need for multi-dimensional syntax, but I've been
> impressed with how many people have contributed to the Sage project and
> wonder if some of that is the fact that much of it is written in
> Cython. (There are other things the SciPy project can learn from the
> Sage project, as well).
Like release early, release often? :)
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