[Rd] C versions of serialize/unserialize in packages

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 31 16:53:17 CEST 2008


On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:35 AM, Roger D. Peng <rpeng at jhsph.edu> wrote:
> Are the functions 'R_Unserialize' and 'R_InitFileInPStream' allowed to
> be used in R packages?  I guess I'm just not clear on the implications
> of this comment in 'Rinternals.h':
> /* The connection interface is not yet available to packages.  To
>   allow limited use of connection pointers this defines the opaque
>   pointer type. */
> I have a function in the 'filehash' package that unserializes a bunch
> of objects from a file and it seems to run much faster in C than in R.
>  But I don't want to release something that uses a non-public
> function/interface.

You say "much faster".  Could this be related to what I recently observed:

July 24, 2008 thread '[Rd] serialize() to via temporary file is heaps
faster than doing it directly (on Windows)' [
https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2008-July/050256.html ].

My $0.02


> Thanks,
> -roger
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