Potential recompilation of certain packages

A.J. Rossini rossini@u.washington.edu
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 <duncan@research.bell-labs.com> 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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