R-alpha: f2c compatibility

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 17:20:18 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Ross Ihaka wrote:
> I think that there are two problems here.
>  1. Providing support for functionality in the R core (all C code).
>  2. Supporting code in external libraries (mainly f77).
> I think it might be useful to keep these problems separate.

I agree. I don't think it is necessarily a good idea for R to contain all
of libf2c that we might want to use.  My question was much simpler: 

Should we assume in creating libraries with C translations of FORTRAN that
ld -lf2c works, or should we explicitly include the C source for functions
that we call (as R does with pow_dd and pow_di)?


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