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Re: More on binary packages and FFTW/ATLAS

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: More on binary packages and FFTW/ATLAS
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:56:32 -0600

On 20-Feb-2004, Per Persson <address@hidden> wrote:

| On Feb 20, 2004, at 20:32, John W. Eaton wrote:
| > We could do something similar, where Octave would not actually be
| > linked with a Lapack or Blas library, but would dlopen them and look
| > up functions as needed (or at startup, to fill in a table) and then
| > call the linear algebra functions via pointers.  This way, it would be
| > easy to switch from one linear algebra package to another, perhaps
| > even at run time if you really wanted to do that.  Should we make a
| > change like this?
| As long as the old way is still around, it's OK with me.
| The above change is however fundamentally incompatible with OS X.

Sure, the table of pointers would just be initialized in a static way
for systems that couldn't do dlopen-style function loading.


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