[Rd] question on why Rigroup package moved to Archive on CRAN

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sun Mar 10 16:18:30 CET 2013

I wonder why you do not ask on CRAN at ...? List members here cannot know 
the answer. And we typically do not discuss such matters in public.

I wonder why you do not read the e-mail message you get from the CRAN team?

Please see the message with subject line "Registering .External entry 
points" you got on January 20. You never answered nor fixed the package, 
hence the package has been archived.

Uwe Ligges

On 10.03.2013 02:43, Kevin Hendricks wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> In case this catches anyone else ...
> FWIW, I found the issue ...  in my Rinit.c, my package uses the .External call which actually takes one SEXP which points to a "varargs-like" list.
> Under 2.15.X and earlier, I thought the proper entry for an .External call was as below since it only does take one pointer as an argument:
> #include "Rigroup.h"
> /* Automate using sed or something. */
> #if _MSC_VER >= 1000
> __declspec(dllexport)
> #endif
>     static const R_ExternalMethodDef R_ExtDef[] = {
> 	{"igroupFuns", (DL_FUNC)&igroupFuns, 1},
> 	{NULL, NULL, 0},
>     };
> void R_init_Rigroup(DllInfo *info)
> {
>   R_registerRoutines(info,NULL,NULL,NULL,R_ExtDef);
> }
> But now according to the latest online docs on building your own package it says:
> "For routines with a variable number of arguments invoked viathe .External interface, one specifies -1 for the number of arguments which tells R not to check the actual number passed. Note that the number of arguments passed to .External are not currently checked but they will be in R 3.0.0."
> So I need to change my Rinit.c to change the "1" to a "-1" and that error should go away.
> Thanks again for all your help with this.  I will update my package and resubmit it once version 3.0 gets released and I get a chance to verify that this does in fact fix the problem.
> Kevin
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