[Numpy-discussion] long double woes on win32

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sat Aug 16 12:39:11 CDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:24 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I was just going to look at that; it's nice to have the ticket mailing
> list
> > working again. Is there an easy way to force the SIZEOF_LONG_DOUBLE to 8
> so
> > I can test this on linux?
> Changing this line in numpy¥core¥setup.py:
> -                  ('SIZEOF_LONG_DOUBLE', 'long double'),
> +                  ('SIZEOF_LONG_DOUBLE', 'double'),
> is what I did to get the result on windows. But it only "works"
> because I know the C runtime really has long double of 8 bytes. On
> platforms where it is not true, it is likely to break things.

Hmm. ISTM that numpy should be set up so that the change works on all
platforms. However, making it so might be something else.

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