Unit test error with numpy rc3

Mark Hymers mark at hymers.org.uk
Tue Oct 24 12:50:10 CDT 2006

On Tue, 24, Oct, 2006 at 10:31:30AM -0600, Travis Oliphant spoke thus..
> The basic problem is that the longfloat type is not very 
> cross-platform.   The functionality depends on your C-compiler / 
> platform when a long double is specified as the type.   I suspect it 
> doesn't work well with all compilers.  In particular gcc 3.3 on apple I 
> know has trouble with the long double type.

Apologies, I'm a complete moron.

If you compile python with gcc-3.3 and the module with 4.0, things
break.  If I recompile numpy with gcc-3.3, you just don't get a
float80,96 or 128 type which as far as I'm concerned is fine; certainly
much better than it breaking.  This is all on Mac OS X 10.4, I haven't
had time to look at what would happen with a python and module compiled
with 4.0.  Sigh, the sooner we move these machines to Debian the better :-)



Mark Hymers <mark at hymers dot org dot uk>

"I told you I was ill"
     The epitaph of Spike Milligan (1918-2002)
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