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Mark Hammond wrote:
What are the thoughts on NumPy integration into the core?
he he - and while we are at it :-) mxDateTime would need to be a popular choice for inclusion, and Guido has offered in-principle support for moving some of the Win32 stuff into the core - particularly the Registry stuff and the native Window Handle support...
How far do we go :-)
Personally, I would simply like to see the distutils SIG solve this problem for us. (sure). Eg, the "build" or "install" process (depending on the OS) could build a local HTML file with knowledge many "common" extensions - a single click, and it is downloaded, configured and built. Oh well, back to reality...
You're talking about fast moving targets there... are you sure that you want those in the standard distribution ?
Maybe we have two distributions: the standard one and a pro edition with all the slick stuff included (together with a proper setup script to get those references to external libs and include files right).
Actually, this is something I've been wanting to do for nearly a year now... just haven't found the time to really get things the way I want them. It's a project called Python Power Tools and includes many generic extensions (currently only ones that don't rely on external libs).
If you're interested, have a look at an old version available at:
It includes the extensions BTree, mxDateTime, mxTools, mxStack, Trie, avl and kjbuckets. NumPy should probably also be included. The current setup uses a recursive Makefile approach (not too elegant, but works). A distutils setup would be much better.
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