[SciPy-dev] Dealing with stupid compilers: ifort on itanium cannot compile empty source files

Aric Hagberg hagberg@lanl....
Sat Mar 15 08:24:53 CDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 07:59:24PM +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>     While helping someone to get scipy compiled with intel compilers on 
> itanium, I encountered a serious problem: ifort cannot compile empty 
> source files on itanium !! The files I got problems with are in ARPACK 
> (two .f files are empty), but there may be other too, I don't know. 
> Putting comments do not seem to work, there must be some statements...
>     What would be the best solution in this case ? Is it ok to remove 
> the files (since they are empty, this cannot be too bad, I guess, except 
> if there is a need to track upstream library)

I removed the files.  The upstream library seems to be changing very
little, if at all, so that shouldn't be too much trouble to track.


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