[Numpy-discussion] Distutils: using different linker options for c++ and c code

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri Apr 18 01:12:25 CDT 2008

Matthieu Brucher wrote:
> 2008/4/18, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com 
> <mailto:robert.kern@gmail.com>>:
>     On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:57 AM, Matthieu Brucher
>     <matthieu.brucher@gmail.com <mailto:matthieu.brucher@gmail.com>>
>     wrote:
>     > I can help with packaging at least numpy with Visual Studio 2003
>     (well, I
>     > have to check the EULA if I'm allowed to do that !). For scipy,
>     it is a
>     > matter of Fortran compiler :|
>     That probably won't work. I believe that the debugging symbol formats
>     are different between mingw and MSVC.
> That was in case we publish binaries made with Visual Studio, as David 
> asked about this matter. The debugging symbols are indeed different, 
> but if it is possible to use Visual Studio, why shouldn't we ?

Well, because it is not available freely and is not open source. I am 
really reluctant to do this, personally, but if we don't have a 
choice... It will mean that someone will have to do all the work for 
windows, though. I personally won't waste any time using visual studio.



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