On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM, Sturla Molden <[hidden email]> wrote:
> On 20/11/14 07:39, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Sorry, the point I was trying to make is that the CRAN gfortran builds
>> fat binaries (containing both i386 and x86_64), matching the (dual
>> arch) Python.org and system Python architectures.
> I see. But it is still a very old gfortran.
> Modern Fortran code will e.g. use ISO C bindings (Fortran 2003) for
> interfacing with C and the IEEE environment (Fortran 2008) for
> consistent floating point arithmetics. It would be sad if an old CRAN
> gfortran prevents future additions to SciPy from using these rather
> essential Fortran tools.
Sure. And the dual arch issue mostly comes up for building
redistributable binaries - not many people need to build a dual arch
numpy or scipy binary.