[Numpy-discussion] Compiling for free on Windows32

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Apr 16 23:48:15 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 23:45, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:

> Since I am not an egg user myself, I wonder whether it would be useful
> to make numpy zip-safe ? Can it be done without numpy relying on
> setuptools, or do we have to use setuptools for pkg_resources (maybe
> pkg_resources can be used without using the whole setuptools machinery
> ?)

You don't have to use setuptools to build numpy in order to use
pkg_resources, but setuptools would be a runtime dependency. I don't
think it's particularly important, though. I wouldn't spend any time
on it.

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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