[SciPy-user] problem building svn scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Apr 28 15:28:24 CDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Damian Eads <eads@soe.ucsc.edu> wrote:
> Hi John,
>  Thanks for the fix. It is possible that an earlier version of gcc 3.4
>  collapsed underscore prefixes on variable names.
>  I was not aware there was a Scipy style for C code--just an unwritten
>  understanding that the C code be cleanly written. I have structured my
>  code so that the implementation of an algorithm goes in a function in
>  one C file (hierarchy.c), its Python-C wrapper goes in another C file
>  (hierarchy_wrap.c), and argument checking and array allocation happens
>  in a Python function (hierarchy.py). I have tried to keep my argument
>  names consistent in each of these files. If an argument is called X in
>  Python, its corresponding PyArrayObject is called _X in C, and the
>  C-array buffer is called X. This consistency really helps development as
>  well as avoiding bugs.

I use a similar convention, but instead of "_X", I tend to use "pyX".

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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