[Numpy-discussion] Should we drop support for "one file" compilation mode?

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 12:51:08 EDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 4:46 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > The npy_ functions in npymath were designed to be exported. Those would
> stay
> > that way.
> If we want to export these then I vote that we either:
> - use the usual API export mechanism, or else
> - provide a static library for people to link to, instead of trying to
> do runtime binding. (I.e. drop it in some known place, and then
> provide some functions for extension modules to find it at build time
> -- similar to how np.get_include() works.)

Unless something changed, that's more or less how it works already (npymath
is used in scipy, for example, which was one of the rationale for writing
it in the first place !).

You access the compilation/linking issues through the numpy distutils
get_info function.


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