[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Current thoughts on future directions

Stephen Walton stephen.walton at csun.edu
Mon Mar 14 17:16:09 CST 2005

konrad.hinsen at laposte.net wrote:

> On Mar 10, 2005, at 18:33, Stephen Walton wrote:
>> Is it really that hard to install g77 on non-Linux platforms?
> It takes some careful reading of the instructions...

I have to admit that I hadn't remembered the pain I went through 
building gcc/g77 on HP-UX until Konrad reminded me.  He's right, it's 
_really_ hard.  That said, when I was on HP-UX I never used g77, I used 
HP's Fortran and ANSI C compilers.  So, when we talk about Fortran in 
Scipy (and I've redirected this message to scipy-dev), for non-Linux 
Unix platforms I think we mean supporting the vendor-provided 
compilers.  And, since Enthought can't keep an in-house copy of every 
variant, that means we'll be dependent on users of that platform to 
report what doesn't work, and maybe even try to fix it.  The scripts for 
supporting various compilers in Scipy are simple and easy to 
understand.  I've messed with the Absoft one myself.

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