[AstroPy] Coding Guidelines draft (comments encouraged)

Prasanth oneaufs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 12:42:16 EDT 2011

> I recommend that the template package include some small amount of C
> code and the Cython example for how to use it.
> I note that the Cython recommendation implies an additional external
> dependency for somebody.  Is this for anybody who installs Astropy from
> source, or is it a preprocessor that you only run occasionally like
> yacc/lex?
> I am assuming that the dependency here is about having to install Cython.
This is not required. The source distribution that is checked into astropy
can just include the Cython generated C file along with the C library. The
user then compiles all the C files together, while using setup.py commands.

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