NumPy, SciPy, universal builds, and default fortran compiler for scientific ports

vincent habchi vince at
Thu Jun 17 12:32:44 PDT 2010

Le 17 juin 2010 à 20:30, Scott Webster a écrit :

> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM, vincent habchi <vince at> wrote:
>> Well, that's not a question especially tied to scipy or numpy. Question is: with the rapid obsolescence of ppc* and i386 machines, what's the point in compiling universal apps ? If the response is: compile on a fast machine, execute also on a slow one, then I think it's worth also for scipy/numpy.
> Some ports only work 32-bit.  So, I have to install them, and their
> dependencies, as 32-bit.  But some of those dependencies are shared

Right. I think we ought to identify these apps and figure out why they are 32-bit only and if they could be upgraded. AFAIK, 32-bit only was tied to the GUI using Carbon instead of Cocoa.


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