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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Sep 27 22:19:53 CDT 2007

David Cournapeau wrote:
> 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.

Well yes, but eventually we will cut a release. If we don't think the warning
should be in the release, we should remove it from SVN.

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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