On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 2:22 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
If we relax things too much, will we also get homebrew and macports and built-it-myself pythons, and will they work?

Not likely. On 10.7 and 10.8 python.org and system python use llvm-gcc while IIRC homebrew used clang. There's probably more differences.

So the question is:

If someone is running a brew python and does "pip install numpy"  will pip find a binary wheel that will then not work? That would be bad, but maybe not our problem -- brew users should be using brew to build numpy anyway. 

It would be nicer if it didn't happen, though.


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