Potential recompilation of certain packages
Duncan Temple Lang
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:36:30 -0400
A.J. Rossini wrote:
> And the obvious question, given the timing,
> "does this apply to 1.5.1?"
Good question. No, it should not have anything to do with that. And,
my guess is that you will notice it immediately on calling library()
on any of the affected packages with a large seg-fault. At least its
> >>>>> "duncan" == Duncan Temple Lang <email@example.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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