[Numpy-discussion] Compiling for free on Windows32

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Thu Apr 16 02:03:08 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:50:59AM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> > PEAK's setuptools is fragile with complex packages. This is the core
> > reason numpy is not distributed as an egg, as the implications on what
> > numpy would have to do to 'fit' in an egg compromise numpy's instal
> > quality (read: random crashes). David would tell you more about this,
> > since he went through all this pain.

> Nonsense. There is no reason that numpy *has* to be built with an
> optimized BLAS. We try hard to ensure that. It is David's desire to
> distribute numpy builds with optimized BLASes that does not fit into
> eggs, not numpy. Plain numpy eggs are really straightforward.

Fair enough.


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