R-alpha: libf2c as a shared library

Martyn Plummer plummer@iarc.fr
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 16:00:28 +0200

At 15:15 21/08/97, p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk wrote:
>Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:
>> It should be easy to package the libf2c sources as an R library.
>> I'm hesitant to put it into the core R distribution, because it
>> adds a lot of source, although this would ensure that it was always
>> available.
>> So, should it go in the R core, or to CRAN?
>> 	Ross
>CRAN. Linuxites have in their distributions already, for instance.
>Nothing good will come from having it twice. Possibly in different

I agree. The require function is designed to take care of this situation
surely? Indeed, there is already a contributed library (survival) which
depends on another contributed library (splines).


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