[SciPy-dev] problems with numpy.setuptools...

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Thu Sep 27 21:59:16 CDT 2007

Perry Greenfield wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2007, at 11:43 AM, David M. Cooke wrote:
>> "Pearu Peterson" <pearu@cens.ioc.ee> writes:
>>> On Tue, September 25, 2007 5:57 pm, David M. Cooke wrote:
>>>> $ python setupegg.py bdist_egg
>>>> Running from numpy source directory.
>>>> ********************************************************
>>>> [etc.]
>>> This is a warning message. It does not break code.
>> When a supported method of building throws up a huge warning, I
>> consider that broken ;-)
> Let me echo this. I'm not sure what all the recent discussion on the  
> fixes has left this particular issue but I think there needs to be  
> some way to deal with this (either a way to suppress the message or  
> handle things differently). This kind of warning is not going to be  
> helpful to those that download software that uses numpy. They won't  
> know what it means and won't know what to do about it.
While I agree with you, AFAIK, this appears only in svn. If you download 
from svn, you are accepting the higher possibility of something being 
broken, in my opinion.


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