[Numpy-discussion] How to test f2py?

David Cournapeau david@silveregg.co...
Fri Feb 26 04:42:58 CST 2010

Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:

> (I'd think one basically has to make the same blatant assumptions that 
> f2py makes about type conversion, name mangling etc., but that is also 
> much less dangerous/error-prone for Fortran 77.)

Everything related to name mangling can be handled by 
distutils/numscons, so this is not an issue (I am ready to help if 
necessary on that side).

I don't really know the assumptions made by f2py otherwise: is it 
prevalent for most fortran compilers to pass most things by reference ? 
g77 uses the f2c convention I believe, but I don't know much about other 
compilers, especially proprietary ones,



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