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

David Huard huard.david at ouranos.ca
Fri May 30 13:16:23 EDT 2014

Hi Onur,

Have you taken a look at https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/1350 ? Maybe
both issues are related.


David H.

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 6:20 AM, Onur Solmaz <onursolmaz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Was this mail seen? I cannot be sure because it is the first time I posted.
> 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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David Huard, PhD
Conseiller scientifique, Ouranos
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