[SciPy-dev] Inclusion of cython code in scipy
Wed Apr 23 01:17:33 CDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Anne Archibald
> What do people think about including cython code in scipy?
Writing a substantial amount of code in a special-purpose language
like Cython is always risky. Will Cython exist in 5,10,15 years?
I have little doubt that in 10 years I'll still be able to compile the
C/C++ codes I develop today. Furthermore, if Cython/SWIG/SciPy/NumPy
disappeared overnight I'd still have a decent library to work with.
IMO using Cython for one-off application or wrappers is fine, but
large-scale Cython implementation is probably a bad long-term
I don't mean to dismiss the merits of Cython. It certainly has a
niche and might very well become the "right" way to interface Python
to compiled code. OTOH I find the Cython proponents to be a bit
overzealous, so I'm wary of signing on just yet :)
Nathan Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
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