[SciPy-dev] Porting SciPy to Py3k GSOC project

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Tue Mar 24 03:11:28 CDT 2009


2009/3/24 David Cournapeau <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>:
> You would need to port numpy itself before starting scipy as well. I
> think it is fair to say that most work will be inside numpy/core - which
> is ~ 30 000 LOC according to sloccount (wo counting comments, empty
> lines and the like); IOW, it is massive, and there is no chance to do
> the conversion in a couple of months unless you are very familiar with
> numpy. I am not sure I can see a meaningful subpart of numpy/core which
> could be ported for python 3 for a SoC.

Is the situation really that dire?  How much has the C API changed
between 2 and 3, and are these changes difficult to propagate?

Stéfan


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