[Numpy-discussion] Building on WinXP 64-bit, Intel Compilers

Michael Colonno mcolonno@gmail....
Wed Jan 28 10:18:47 CST 2009

   I think this is doable; thankfully the Intel compilers on Windows and
Linux are very similar in behavior. The exact same build scripts
*should*work fine provided the file extensions (.o --> .obj) and flags
(-L, etc.)
are modified. In terms of syntax this should be an easy thing to do (it was
with the free-standing F2PY) , but I will need some help navigating through
the magic you refer to. I will put some effort into this and write back if I
hit a roadblock. As an aside: how were the Windows 32-bit installers
created? Is it possible to recreate this process changing the target arch
--> x64?

   Thanks again,
   ~Mike C.

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:06 AM, David Cournapeau <
david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:

> Michael Colonno wrote:
> >    Thanks for your response. I manually edited one of the python files
> > (ccompiler.py I think) to change icc.exe to icl.exe. (This is a trick
> > I used to use to get F2PY to compile on Windows platforms.) Since icl
> > is a drop-in replacement for the visual studio compiler / linker, I'd
> > like to edit the python files configuring this (msvc) but I could not
> > find anything(?) If you could point me towards the config files(s) for
> > the visual studio compiler (I'm assuming are configured for the
> > Windows file extensions already) I could likely make some headway.`
> Unfortunately, the code for our building process is difficult to grasp -
> there is a lof of magic. Everything is in numpy/distutils. Basically,
> you need to create a new compiler, a bit like intelccompiler.py, but for
> Windows. I unfortunately can't help you more ATM, since I don't know the
> intel compiler on Windows.
> cheers,
> David
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