python package using a Fortran library

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Jul 17 15:44:05 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Jul 17, 2013, at 08:56, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > You are correct in the general case but not in this particular special
> case, and the Python and Perl extension mechanisms force the compiler for
> very good reasons.
> And MacPorts forces the compiler for very good reasons. The very specific
> problem that this Python decision causes for MacPorts has been demonstrated
> by users using Xcode 4.2 on Snow Leopard. Our Snow Leopard packages are
> built on a buildbot with Xcode 3.2.6 with gcc-4.2; Xcode 4.2 does not
> contain gcc-4.2. Therefore any users on Snow Leopard with Xcode 4.2 who
> receive our pre-compiled binary for Python will be unable to compile any
> modules because they will try to use gcc-4.2.

...and using *known broken* config that has a very good chance of making
things difficult for pretty much everyone is an improvement?

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