[SciPy-dev] Unusual crash

Russel Howe russel@appliedminds....
Fri Mar 23 19:15:47 CDT 2007

Yeah, I am not sure of that either.  I tried and tried to build a  
simple python-only test case.  I finally realized it only happened  
after importing a fortran-compiled extension.  I think the change in  
flag settings is somehow persistent and blows up later.

On Mar 23, 2007, at 4:56 PM, Robert Kern wrote:

> Russel Howe wrote:
>> Found it!
>> See here, known bug in gfortran 4.1 on OS-X Intel
>> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-bugs/2006-03/msg01680.html
>> Now trying to find the right fortran compiler...
> I'm not sure how that relates unless if loading the gfortran  
> libraries somehow
> replaced the standard number parsing functions. The exception that  
> you got was
> in the unmarshalling code when loading a .pyc.
> Anyways, I use the gfortran 4.3 binaries from here:
>   http://hpc.sourceforge.net/
> It looks like he's updated them again. I have the one from January.  
> I'll try the
> March build and see how it goes. I wish he would put dates on the  
> archives and
> keep old ones around.
> I believe only the gfortran binaries are necessary; you shouldn't  
> have to
> install the gcc there, too. Ignore the g77 binaries: they don't  
> work, near as I
> can tell.
> -- 
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a  
> harmless enigma
>  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as  
> though it had
>  an underlying truth."
>   -- Umberto Eco
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