[Numpy-discussion] Numpy on Mac OS X python 2.6

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Nov 25 09:59:32 CST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:03 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:55 PM, David Cournapeau
> <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> >
> > I used the path of least resistance: instead of using the
> > WORDS_BIGENDIAN macro, I added a numpy header which gives the endianness
> > every time it is included. IOW, instead of the endianness to be fixed at
> > numpy build time (which would fail for universal builds), it is set
> > everytime the numpy headers are included (which is the only way to make
> > it work). A better solution IMO would be to avoid any endianness
> > dependency at all in the headers, but that does not seem possible
> > without breaking the API (because the endianness-related macro
> > PyArray_NBO and co would need to be set as functions instead).
> Hm, for reference, I came across this:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/python-dev@python.org/msg14382.html
> So some people thought about the same problem.

Apart from the Mac, the ppc can be configured to run either bigendian or
littleendian, so the hardware encompasses more than just the cpu, it's the
whole darn board.

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