[Rd] Using Rtools with gcc 4.8.3
romain at r-enthusiasts.com
Sun Oct 5 14:09:30 CEST 2014
Le 5 oct. 2014 à 13:56, Romain François <romain at r-enthusiasts.com> a écrit :
> Le 5 oct. 2014 à 13:14, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 6:51 AM, Uwe Ligges
>> <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>>> On 05.10.2014 12:20, Jeroen Ooms wrote:
>>>> I started working on some R bindings for mongo-c-driver . The C
>>>> library compiles fine on Ubuntu Trusty (gcc 4.8.2) and osx (clang),
>>>> however on my windows machine (gcc 4.6.3 from Rtools 3.1) it fails
>>>> with: 'INIT_ONCE_STATIC_INIT' undeclared. Google suggests that this
>>>> might be a problem in older versions of mingw-w64. So I grabbed a copy
>>>> of mingw-w64 version 4.8.3 and indeed, here the library compiles
>>>> without errors.
>>>> Now I am unsure how to make mingw 4.8.3 work with Rtools. I extracted
>>>> the contents of  into "C:\RBuildTools\3.1\gcc-4.8.3\" and my
>>>> package Makevars contains
>>>> CC = "c:/RBuildTools/3.1/gcc-4.8.3/bin/gcc"
>>>> However it seems like R still uses the old gcc 4.6.3 for R CMD
>>>> INSTALL. What am I doing wrong? Is there a recommended setup for
>>>> building packages on Windows using a Rtools but with another compiler?
>>>> In addition: will I be able to publish this package to CRAN, or do I
>>>> have to wait for Rtools to get updated with a more recent gcc?
>>> Currently only 4.6.3 is supported and that is the one used to build binary
>>> packages on CRAN. Hence you need to wait until it is updated.
>>> Uwe Ligges
>>>>  https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-c-driver
>> Are there any plans for this? gcc is already up to 4.9.1 and I am
>> sure a lot of people would like to see the latest version available as
>> part of Rtools.
> +1. Please. I’d like a newer gcc as part of Rtools too. My reason for it is that it would bring actual C++11, rather than unfinished C++0x as gcc 4.6.3 currently ships. That would allow more adoption of the newer C++ standard for packages [*].
> Furthermore, a current version of gcc will also give a good support for C++14, the current C++ standard.
> I said it in the past, I don’t have the skills to make this happen myself but I would consider funding someone’s time (within reason) and offer mine for testing it.
> *: currently Rcpp11, the best way to connect R and C++11, has to compromise on what C++11 means so that it works on windows. This is bad. The compromise is minimal, but still.
Those missing features in C++0x from 4.6.3 include:
- delegate constructors
- template aliases (a more powerful `using` keyword
We’ve worked around that, but at the expense of some code clarity, safety and boilerplateness (esp. the delegate constructor feature).
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