[SciPy-user] Building Numpy with Visual Studio?
robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 02:56:41 CDT 2006
> As I read the build guidelines for Numpy at
> www.scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Windows I see that the instructions
> suggest that Numpy can be built with the MSVC tools against an ATLAS lib
> built with Cygwin tools.
> At this point I am perplexed. I thought that Cygwin used ELF and that
> Windows used COFF (actually PE) for static libs.
> So it is not obvious to me why setup.py should be able to build with the
> MSVC tools if the atlas and lapack libs are built with Cygwin tools.
> Maybe the Microsoft linker understands both ELF and COFF?
> Or maybe Cygwin actually uses PE?
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