[Numpy-discussion] IDE's for numpy development?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 14:43:10 EDT 2015

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla.molden at gmail.com>

> Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'd be
> > interested in information from anyone with experience in using such an
> > and ideas of how Numpy might make using some of the common IDEs easier.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> I guess we could include project files for Visual Studio (and perhaps
> Eclipse?), like Python does. But then we would need to make sure the
> different build systems are kept in sync, and it will be a PITA for those
> who do not use Windows and Visual Studio. It is already bad enough with
> Distutils and Bento. I, for one, would really prefer if there only was one
> build process to care about. One should also note that a Visual Studio
> project is the only supported build process for Python on Windows. So they
> are not using this in addition to something else.
> Eclipse is better than Visual Studio for mixed Python and C development. It
> is also cross-platform.
> cmake needs to be mentioned too. It is not fully integrated with Visual
> Studio, but better than having multiple build processes.

Mark chose cmake for DyND because it supported Visual Studio projects.
OTOH, he said it was a PITA to program.

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