[Numpy-discussion] scipy.scons branch: building numpy and scipy with scons

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Dec 5 00:28:58 CST 2007

David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2007 3:07 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't see how that's relevant to the problem I raised. Supporting Fortran in
>> the standard library would make the problem even worse. distutils is certainly
>> not broken because it doesn't support Fortran.
> Fortran support is indeed certainly not in the scope of distutils. I
> was just answering to the general problem that we have a huge build
> infrastructure, not to the particular fortran problem. Having an
> infrastructure for adding easily new tools, that can be distributed
> separately, is something that distutils severely lacks IMHO.

Ah, yes. I agree.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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