Potential recompilation of certain packages
17 Jun 2002 09:29:09 -0700
And the obvious question, given the timing,
"does this apply to 1.5.1?"
>>>>> "duncan" == Duncan Temple Lang <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
duncan> This applies to people working with the up-to-the-minute
duncan> source taken directly or indirectly from the CVS
duncan> repository. Changes to the mechanism for registering
duncan> native (C and Fortran) routines in DLLs/shared libraries
duncan> and the package level data structures mean that you will
duncan> have to recompile any package that uses this approach to
duncan> exporting routines. These include all of the MASS
duncan> packages, but few others (yet :-)). No changes to those
duncan> packages are necessary, just a simple re-installation.
duncan> The changes allow one to specify types for the parameter
duncan> of the routines, and also whether they contain useful
duncan> output values when returned to R. These have the potential
duncan> to avoid unecessary copying and are more robust to errors
duncan> in types passed to the routines.
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