[SciPy-dev] Dropping djbfft ?
Mon May 12 11:36:04 CDT 2008
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Jarrod Millman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 7:59 AM, David Cournapeau
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I would like to ask again about dropping djbfft support. Djbfft is a
> > fft implementation, which has not been updated since 1999, and is not
> > packaged by most linux distributions (I quite doubt anyone on windows is
> > using it). Also, because it only supports 2^n sizes, it has to be used
> > simultaneously with another backend (fftpack, fftw, fftw3, etc....). The
> > later is why I would like to drop it: it is quite a PITA to test all
> > combinations, and it takes a lot of time for maybe one or two users out
> > there. I would much prefer spending times on improving things like our
> > fftw3 support, float support, etc...
> I don't think I ever reported it, but I am pretty sure I have run into
> problems by just having it installed when building SciPy. I would be
> interested in whether anyone is able to successful use it.
I usually do have it installed and built into scipy, and I don't think
I have had any problems with it. But I'm not averse to removing it if
it causing problems for other people.
"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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