[Rd] modules with libtool and -dlpreopen

Marcus G. Daniels mgd at santafe.edu
Thu Feb 3 02:11:30 CET 2005

Prof Brian Ripley 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.

The static linking workarounds are for a Cray MTA/2, a multithreaded 
supercomputer.   Although having a rather primitive runtime environment 
(e.g. no dynamic linker), it does have an advanced parallelizing 
compiler.   (The practical usage is kind of fly-by-wire setup using a 
front-end workstation.)  The MTA/2 is fast architecture for 
memory-intensive applications.

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