[Numpy-discussion] FYI: experimental waf support for numpy

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 20:35:38 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav at iki.fi> wrote:
> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:30:37 +0900, David wrote:
> [clip]
>> Following recent release of waf 1.6 and its adoption by the samba
>> project, as well as my own work on integrating waf and bento, I have
>> spent some time to build numpy with it. Although this is experimental,
>> it should be possible for people to play with it:
>> https://github.com/cournape/numpy/tree/waf_build
> Looks great to me, and it even seems to work :)

not sure how I should take the "it even seems to work" :)

> The structure of the
> build appears to be more easy to understand than in the Scons-based
> system, not to speak of distutils

the beauty of it is that waf itself is not much bigger than
numpy.distutils itself in terms of amount of code, and while
"opiniated", the waf's codebase is pretty readable,



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