[Numpy-discussion] Fortran 90 Library and .mod files numpy.distutils

Onur Solmaz onursolmaz at gmail.com
Fri May 30 06:20:03 EDT 2014

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On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Onur Solmaz <onursolmaz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am building a Fortran 90 library and its extension. .mod files get
> generated inside the build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/ directory, and stay
> there; so when building the extension, the compiler complains that it
> cannot find the modules
> This is because the include paths do not have the temp directory. I can
> work this around by adding that to the include paths for the extension, but
> this is not a clean solution.
> What is the best solution to this?
> I also want to be able to use the modules later, because I will distribute
> the library. It is some other issue whether the modules should be
> distributed with the library under /usr/lib or /usr/include, refer to this
> <https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49138> bug.
> Also one can refer to this
> <https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/fortran/2011-06/msg00117.html> thread. This is
> what convinced me to distribute the modules, rather than putting module
> definitions into header files, which the user can include in their code to
> recreate the modules. Yet another way is to use submodules, but that
> feature is not available in Fortran 90.
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