[pypy-dev] Questions on the pypy+numpy project

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 19:25:11 CEST 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Gary Robinson <garyrob at me.com> wrote:
> I wonder if it would be worthwhile to have another poll, this time clearly differentiating between
> a) focusing on integrating the existing numpy in such a way that scipy and other such packages are also enabled, probably using the existing project to provide a C interface that IronPython and other Python variants can use; or
> b) the current path of replacing much of numpy, making it much faster but leaving scipy out in the cold for quite some time.
> I don't think it's clear, at this point, which approach would generate more monetary contributions. I suspect it might be (a) because of commercial scientific research that depends on scipy. Of course, if the path decision is already firm, then such a poll would be moot.

It's however clear which approach is harder and more painful. I for
one don't subscribe for emulating all the subtleties of CPython C API
nor numpy API.

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