[Rd] modules with libtool and -dlpreopen

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 20:42:17 CET 2005

Some of them use Fortran, please note, and libtool is none too good at that.

Not sure why this merited sending twice ....

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Marcus G. Daniels wrote:

> Has anyone looked at setting up R to build its modules with libtool's 
> dlpreopen?
> [libtool -dlpreopen is a facility that allows one to simulate dynamic linking 
> on platforms that lack it.

No current R platform does.

> However, it requires collecting all of the 
> component `shared' objects into one and linking them (and a metadata 
> structure) into a single executable.]

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