[SciPy-user] Building Numpy with Visual Studio?
coatimundi at cox.net
Tue Oct 3 00:59:59 CDT 2006
As I read the build guidelines for Numpy at
www.scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/Windows I see that the instructions
suggest that Numpy can be built with the MSVC tools against an ATLAS lib
built with Cygwin tools.
At this point I am perplexed. I thought that Cygwin used ELF and that
Windows used COFF (actually PE) for static libs.
So it is not obvious to me why setup.py should be able to build with the
MSVC tools if the atlas and lapack libs are built with Cygwin tools.
Maybe the Microsoft linker understands both ELF and COFF?
Or maybe Cygwin actually uses PE?
Can someone help me understand this?
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