[SciPy-dev] patch: allow arrayobject.h to compile in c++ compiler

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Wed Nov 23 13:15:22 CST 2005

David M. Cooke wrote:

>On Nov 22, 2005, at 11:49 , Andrew Straw wrote:
>>But would it make sense to rename Bool to ScipyBool or something less likely to
>>defined in other source?
>This is the reason for PY_ARRAY_TYPES_PREFIX. If you do this:
>#include "scipy/arrayobject.h"
>then all the types that scipy defines will have Scipy prefixed (so  
>ScipyBool, Scipybyte, Scipyuint, etc.).

I haven't jumped into the source on this, but your suggestion doesn't
entirely seem to work. If I do as you suggest and include the "#define
PY_ARRAY_TYPES_PREFIX Scipy" before including arrayobject.h, I don't get
the redefinition of type int error (and thus my extension builds), but I
get the following warning:

building 'fsee.FlySimWrap' extension
gcc options: '-pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall
-Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC'
compile options: '-Isrc
-I/usr/include/python2.4 -c'
gcc: src/CXX/cxxextensions.c
gcc: src/FlySim/skybox.cpp
gcc: src/FlySim/FlySimWrap.cpp
In file included from src/FlySim/FlySimWrap.cpp:16:
warning: "Bool" redefined
In file included from /usr/include/Producer/Types:37,
                 from /usr/include/Producer/Math:18,
                 from /usr/include/Producer/Camera:24,
                 from src/FlySim/FlySim.hpp:10,
                 from src/FlySim/FlySimWrap.hpp:9,
                 from src/FlySim/FlySimWrap.cpp:1:
/usr/include/X11/Xlib.h:96:1: warning: this is the location of the
previous definition

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