[MATRIX-SIG] Compiling NumPy on Windows

Konrad Hinsen hinsen@ibs.ibs.fr
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:22:56 +0100

> PyArrayDescr has exactly 14 characters in it, and I've heard of compilers
> that only used 14 significant characters in an external name, although I
> wouldn't expect C++ to work very well with such a limit.  But I also haven't
> heard anybody else say they had this problem.
> Does anyone know anything about this?

I haven't seen any compiler with such a length restriction for a long
time (I think it was during my Atari ST days). For your entertainment,
here's a quote from the gcc man page on this subject:

              Warn whenever two distinct identifiers match in the
              first  len characters.  This may help you prepare a
              program that will compile  with  certain  obsolete,
              brain-damaged compilers.

Of course this doesn't help you at all :-(

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