On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:13 PM Sturla Molden firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Eric Firing email@example.com wrote:
I'm curious: has anyone been looking into what it would take to enable f2py to handle modern Fortran in general? And into prospects for getting such an effort funded?
No need. Use Cython and Fortran 2003 ISO C bindings. That is the only portable way to interop between Fortran and C (including CPython) anyway.
For my wdmtoolbox I have a f2py wrapped Fortran 77 library. Works great on Linux, but because of the 'C' wrapper that f2py creates you run into the same problem as Cython on Windows.
I guess if you first find a Windows machine, get it all setup, you may not have to futz with it too much, but I just don't want to do it for such a niche package. I probably have a handful of users.
So I've been toying with the idea to use ctypes + iso_c_binding. I could then use MinGW on Windows to compile the code for all versions of Python that have ctypes. I've tested this approach on a few functions and it works, but far from done.
Kindest regards, Tim