[Numpy-discussion] Build numpy without support of "long double' on OS-X

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 23:13:58 EST 2007

Sebastian Haase wrote:
> The problem with building on 10.3 is that it generally comes only with
> gcc 3.3.   I remember that some things require gcc4 - right ?

No, you're right. I thought this might have been available with 10.3.9 (the only
version in the 10.3 series that can run Universal binaries anyways), but this is
not true.

> I just found this
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/CppRuntimeEnv/Articles/LibCPPDeployment.html
> which states:
> "Support for the 128-bit long double type was not introduced until Mac
> OS X 10.4."
> The easiest would be to be able to disable the long double functions.

I'll accept a patch if you can provide one.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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