[SciPy-Dev] Would it be acceptable to give up subpackage build ?

Travis Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Sat Jul 31 22:33:45 CDT 2010


I think this is a good move as well.

Travis 

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On Jul 31, 2010, at 11:41 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> 
> I have made enough progress on bento recently to start tackling the
> meat of the issue: building numpy and scipy with it. Numpy goes
> nicely, but scipy causes issues because of the following constraing:
> in scipy, each package with a setup.py is a self-contained package,
> i.e. you can just do python setup.py build in scipy/lib/blas, and it
> will run. Is it acceptable to give up on this in the long run ?
> 
> I don't see much advantages in that feature, and giving it up has
> several nice advantages:
> - one can have a global configure stage (i.e. check blas/lapack only
> once instead of many times as done currently, although the way
> numpy.distutils has near 0 cost since it only stat files)
> - I would expect the build to be faster and more accurate
> - it makes my life easier for bento
> 
> Note that this has no incidence on the existing distutils-based infrastructure,
> 
> cheers,
> 
> David
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