[Numpy-discussion] Starting to work on runtime plugin system for plugin (automatic sse optimization, etc...)

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Mon Apr 28 14:03:11 CDT 2008

2008/4/28 David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:00 AM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
>  >  I assume that, since you call it a plugin system, it can be done at
>  >  runtime a-la ctypes?

What I meant was: would the plugin "slots" be decided beforehand, or
could we manipulate them at runtime?  I.e. what I would really enjoy
doing is define arbitrary ufuncs and plug them in (not only the blas
funcs and a select few others).

Either way, this is good news for distributors -- it would make it so
much easier to provide an optimised version of scipy to windows users,
who can't easily compile it themselves.


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