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Re: [Chicken-users] Hypergiant egg install fails, and some other eggs

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Hypergiant egg install fails, and some other eggs
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 19:09:15 +0200
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On Sun, Oct 04, 2015 at 10:50:24AM -0600, Jeremy Steward wrote:
> I suppose as one of the few people who has used / uses CHICKEN on
> Windows I should chime in :)

Thanks for this!

> On 02/10/15 12:57 PM, Peter Bex wrote:
> > The reason behind this seems to be that Blas itself is a bit of an
> > old-fashioned library[...]
> BLAS is problematic not because it is old, but because it is made
> available through multiple implementations. For example, BLAS can be
> made available through Intel's MKL, ATLAS, OpenBLAS, and of course the
> original reference implementation. Keep in mind BLAS is
> often implemented in Fortran and then exported to C, so depending on
> your implementation you might also need to expose `-lgfortran` to csc
> as well.

Thanks for explaining this.  It's good to know about that.  Do none
of the BLAS implementation offer pkg-config support, though?  Even
if you only support one BLAS library, it can still be installed in
several different locations, depending on the platform and packaging
system used.

> Agreed, please do not give up. Currently the way I use CHICKEN on
> Windows is through Cygwin, because it is currently the easiest way to
> install and link things (using plain MinGW64 is an exercise in
> patience, IMO). Hopefully the midipix project (
> picks up, which will provide a much better way to use CHICKEN (and
> other C libraries / programs) on Windows.

Wow, this Midipix project sounds very promising!  Definitely something
to keep an eye on, so we can (eventually?) get rid of the mess that
is cygwin & mingw.


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