[Numpy-discussion] Template system

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Jan 12 05:12:52 CST 2008

Charles R Harris wrote:
> OK, so far I've knocked it down to 35KB by removing stuff I'm not 
> interested in. It is now smaller than Cog, and 7x larger than the file 
> we now use to do the same job. I'm pretty sure I can make it leaner than 
> that. It remains extensible.

Can you put a tarball up somewhere? Django generally requires environment 
variables to configure itself. There is a way to configure these from code, but 
it looks like that pulls in django.conf. This is my primary source of discomfort 
with using Django templates. My experience with using Django components outside 
of a Django web app has been frustrating. The more modifications we make, the 
more we have to maintain. And if any of it causes problems for someone trying to 
build numpy, that's more questions we need to answer. I want to answer numpy 
questions, not Django questions.

I would be much, much more comfortable with an implementation that can simply be 
dropped in without modification.

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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