[Numpy-discussion] Solaris Sparc build broken

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Nov 11 09:45:39 CST 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:33 AM, Michael Droettboom <mdroe@stsci.edu> wrote:
> Thanks.  Behind that, however, it runs into this compiler shortcoming:
> cc: build/src.solaris-2.8-sun4u-2.5/numpy/core/src/npymath/npy_math.c
> "numpy/core/src/npymath/npy_math_private.h", line 229: invalid type for bit-field: manh
> "numpy/core/src/npymath/npy_math_private.h", line 230: invalid type for bit-field: manl
> It seems that Sun compilers (before Sun Studio 12, C compiler 5.9),
> don't support bit fields larger than 32-bits.  Welcome to my world :)


> The best solution I've been able to dream up is to use a macro to get at
> the manh bitfield on these older compilers.  This fix does seem to pass
> the "test_umath.py" unit tests.  It's not as clean as the bit-field
> method, but it should be more portable.

I think it is the only solution, actually. Actually, I wanted to use
bit mask at first, because I thought bitfield was a C99 feature, not
supported by MS compilers (although it actually is).

> Can you think of a better solution?  If this is *the* solution, we may
> want to add getters/setters for all the members (sign, exp, manl) and
> fix nextafterl in terms of those, just for consistency.

I will implement this, but I would prefer using this method everywhere
for every compiler, it would be more robust.


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