[Numpy-discussion] numscons and Python 2.7 problems

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Jun 7 15:58:13 CDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Christoph Gohlke <cgohlke@uci.edu> wrote:

> Dear NumPy developers,
> I was trying to build numpy 2.0.dev and scipy 0.9.dev using numscons
> 0.12.dev and Python 2.7b2 (32 bit) on Windows 7 64 bit and ran into two
> problems.
> First, Python 2.7's UserDict is now a new-style class
> (http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.7.html). Apparently scons 1.2,
> which is part of numscons, is not compatible with this change and an
> AttributeError is thrown:
I wonder sometimes if it is worth supporting python versions 2.x > 2.6. The
developers seem intent on breaking the API as much as possible and support
could become a burden. At least 3.x has a policy of keeping the API intact.
I'm only half joking here,.


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