On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:57 PM, bartc <b...@freeuk.com> wrote:
> On 23/02/2018 08:11, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> * Python has an import statement. But 'comparisons' disallow 'import
>> numpy', a quite legal Python statement, and similar others.
> If I'm duplicating a benchmark [in another language] then the last thing I
> want to see is something like 'import numpy', or other special language
> feature, as that cannot be replicated.
> I want to see a pure algorithm. Not the equivalent of:
> The ability
>> to import Python wrappers of Fortran and C libraries is part of the
>> fundamental design of cpython. It is a distributed project.
> Is numpy a general purpose C library that can also be called from any
> language that can use a C API? Or is it specific to Python?
No, it's a general purpose FORTRAN library that can also be called
from any language that can use a generic C, FORTRAN, COBOL, etc API.