[Numpy-discussion] How many build systems do we need?

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sun Jan 13 07:44:31 CST 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> In the continuing proposal for cleanups, note that we currently support
>> three (3!) build systems, distutils, scons, and bento. That's a bit much to
>> maintain when contemplating changes, and scons and bento both have external
>> dependencies. Can we dispense with any of these? Thoughts?
> Numscons is the only one that can be dropped. I'm still using it regularly,
> but the few things it does better than bento can be easily improved in
> bento. So if removing numscons support from master saves some developer
> hours, +1 from me.

I think numscons was already scheduled to be dropped in 1.7 (and next
version of scipy as well) ? I am certainly in favor of dropping it as


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