[SciPy-dev] mtrand.c compiler warnings

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Oct 13 10:46:40 CDT 2005

Robert Kern <rkern at ucsd.edu> writes:

> Pearu Peterson wrote:
>> Hi Robert,
>> Compiling mtrand.c throws lots of compiler warnings. Is it safe to
>> handedit mtrand.c to fix these warnings? Or should pyrex fixed to get rid 
>> of these warnings?
> No, it's not safe to hand-edit mtrand.c . It really shouldn't even be in
> the repository, but I didn't want to make Pyrex an explicit
> build-dependency.
> Pyrex *ought* to be fixed to get rid of these warnings, but no one has
> really done the leg work to do so. None of the warnings actually matter,
> though. Does the distutils compiler abstraction easily allow silencing
> warnings? With gcc, you can just add -w, but people may not be using
> gcc.

I've got a patch to Pyrex that fixes a lot of the unused label
warnings; I'll post it to the Pyrex list, and redo the mtrand.c creation.

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