[Numpy-discussion] Re: [Annouce] Numeric Python 20.0.0b2

Konrad Hinsen hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr
Tue Apr 24 11:17:55 EDT 2001

> now i'm really keyed to getting something similar for my own project.
> how are you building the .RPM, i didn't see a spec file anywhere? i was
> under the impression distutils still needed a SPEC file to do a proper
> RPM?

No, it creates one itself from the MANIFEST file plus some optional
data given to the setup procedure. It takes some effort to get it to
work, but presumably only once, so it looks like worth the effort. I
did it for ScientificPython and I am quite happy with the result.

However, I am not quite happy with other aspects of Distutils. I tried
it on my Molecular Modelling Toolkit as well, but users will kill me
if I use this in an official release. Some of the code just needs to
be compiled with the highest optimization level, and there is no way I
can do that with Distutils.

I wonder if that could become a problem for NumPy as well - I wouldn't
be surprised if the LAPACK, FFTPACK etc. code needed maximum
optimization as well for good results. Did anyone do comparisons?

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