On 12/04/2010 09:11 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Ilan Schnell <ischnell@enthought.com> wrote:
Yes, numpy-refactor builds of top of libndarray.  The whole point
was that the libndarray is independent of the interface, i.e. the
CPython or the IronPython interface, and possibly other (Jython)
in the future.
Looking at different building/packaging solutions for libndarray,
autoconf make things very easy, it's a well established pattern,
I'm sure David C. will agree.

I know he has expressed reservations about it on non-posix platforms and some large projects have moved away from it. I'm not saying it isn't the best short term solution so you folks can get on with the job, but it may be that long term we will want to look elsewhere.

Such as perhaps waf for building libndarray, which seems like it will be much easier to make work nicely with Bento etc. than autoconf (again, speaking long-term).

Also, it'd be good to avoid a seperate build system for Windows (problem of keeping changes sync-ed with Visual Studio projects etc. etc.).

Dag Sverre