[Cython] "relaxed_strides" test broken with NumPy 1.8

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Jan 5 09:03:15 CET 2014

Nathaniel Smith, 05.01.2014 02:07:
> On 4 Jan 2014 22:01, "Stefan Behnel" wrote:
>> Stefan Behnel, 04.01.2014 22:51:
>>> Stefan Behnel, 04.01.2014 22:47:
>>>> Nathaniel Smith, 04.01.2014 18:36:
>>>>> if not np.ones((10, 1), order="C").flags.f_contiguous:
>>>>>   # numpy without relaxed stride support
>>>>>   raise SkipTest
>>>> https://github.com/cython/cython/commit/e1982505564125714d2010391eecfb8de61626fa
>>> Hmm, but this doesn't seem to work for me in older NumPy versions, although
>>> the original test used to work there. Should we explicitly test for NumPy
>>> 1.8+ as well?
>> https://github.com/cython/cython/commit/a95d8f912c995300a13fc244ee71bc277668cb9a
> No, I'm missing something now; AFAIK there are only two numpy behaviors:
> with relaxed strides and without relaxed strides, and version number should
> be irrelevant beyond that. What's different between
> 1.8-without-relaxed-strides and 1.7 that makes the test break?

Mark would certainly know better than me.

In any case, the test works with both NumPy 1.7 (tested with Py 2.x and
3.[12] on Jenkins) and NumPy 1.8 with relaxed strides support, but not with
NumPy 1.8 without relaxed strides. The last two were tested in Py3.3 only,
in case that matters. I also tested it locally now (in 3.3) and your
snippet successfully distinguishes the two builds for me, but the test
starts to fail when I disable relaxed strides in NumPy and works when it's


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