[SciPy-Dev] Cython as build dependency, file/dll size and current issues
Thu Jul 5 14:19:20 CDT 2012
On 07/05/12 11:57, Matthew Brett wrote:
> How about making Cython 0.17 a developer build-time dependency?
> Meanwhile, making 'python setup.py sdist' dump the c files into the
> source distribution? Maybe with a nightly development snapshot pushed
> up to sourceforge or similar?
> That's what we are doing for dipy (the c files into the sdist):
> although a Bento way of doing that would probably be easier to maintain,
I think this is the best compromise, if we can make it work. The
flexibility of fused types is a major plus. Adding a general user-end
dependency on cython would be a mistake, IMHO (scipy can be difficult
enough to build as it is). This would also allow us to depend on
bleeding-edge cython versions for development builds, and hopefully fix
some of the by-hand patching issues we've seen in the past.
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