[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Trying out Numeric3

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Fri Mar 25 01:03:43 EST 2005

Pearu Peterson wrote:
> I got an impression from earlier threads that scipy_distutils will be 
> included to scipy_base. So, I am proposing to use scipy_distutils tools 
> and our scipy experience for dealing with this issue, scipy.lib.lapack
> would be a good working prototype here.

Have you tried integrating scipy_distutils with Python's distutils? My guess is 
that Python's distutils can benefit from what is in scipy_distutils, 
particularly the parts dealing with C compilers. A clean integration will also 
prevent duplicated code, avoids Pearu having to keep scipy_distutils up to date 
with Python's distutils, and will enlarge the number of potential users. Having 
two distutils packages seems to be too much of a good thing.


Michiel de Hoon, Assistant Professor
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