[Numpy-discussion] Code for compatibility with gfortran, license issues

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Mon Jun 29 01:34:51 EDT 2009


    I started working on a new approach for windows 64 bits support, to
be able to combine gfortran and visual studio. Basically, I am
reimplementing the needed functions from libgfortran so that it can be
built with MS compiler, but I cannot hope to do that without using
gfortran sources (under the GPL 3), if only for the signature/API of the
functions. Is it ok to include those sources in numpy/scipy, given that
they will only be used in those cases where libgfortran would have to be
used anyway ?

I got pretty far very quickly using this method (full numpy works except
for a few unit tests, scipy.linalg, scipy.sparse, scipy.fftpack are
already working), so it would be nice if it was possible :)



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