[SciPy-dev] Does it worth the trouble to support non contiguous array in C extensions ?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 11:45:31 CST 2006

David Cournapeau wrote:
>     Is there a general policy regarding thoses issues for scipy ? Is it 
> enough to write simple C extensions expecting contiguous arrays, and 
> converting input to contiguous layout if necessary ?

That's what I've always done when hand-writing C code. That's essentially what
most f2py wrappers do, too, since FORTRAN-77 will *only* deal with contiguous

Robert Kern

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