[Numpy-discussion] zip safe egg?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 12:41:53 CDT 2006

Bryce Hendrix wrote:
> Is anyone using the numpy egg compressed? Recent versions of setuptools 
> seem to think it is zip safe, but this causes builds to fail which 
> compile with the numpy headers. Can we change the setup.py to default to 
> not zip safe (by adding zip_safe=False as a keyword arg to the setup 
> function call)?

It is not zip-safe if you want to compile against the headers. That keyword 
can't be added to the setup() call in the trunk's setup.py because numpy cannot 
depend on setuptools, at the moment.

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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