[Rd] Dynamic load library problem using R 4.0.0

Nicholas Crookston ncrook@ton@|@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Dec 3 22:41:56 CET 2019

I'm having problems getting code that runs under 3.6.1 on MacOSX (and
to run the R version 4.0.0 on Windows. I have not tested R 4.0.0 on mac

Key question: Has anything changed in R 4.0.0/Windows regarding how
dynamically loaded
libraries are accessed?  Can someone please point me in the right direction?

WORKS On MacOSX Under:
R version 3.6.1 (2019-07-05) -- "Action of the Toes"
after dynamically loading ../../bin/qFVSie.so:

> getLoadedDLLs()$qFVSie
DLL name: qFVSie

Dynamic lookup: TRUE

# expected output is correct:
> i=1
> .C("CfvsSpeciesCode",fvs_code="",fia_code="",plant_code="",
[1] "WP"
[1] "119"
[1] "PIMO3"
[1] 1

----- from the nm command:
$ nm ../../bin/qFVSie.so | grep -i cfvsspeciescode
00000000000a7980 T _CfvsSpeciesCode


Fails On Win10 Under:
R version 4.0.0 Under development (Rtools 4.0) (2019-11-23 r77455) --
"Blame Jeroen"
NOTE: The .dll is built using the most recent Rtools as advised by Jeroen.

> getLoadedDLLs()$qFVSie
DLL name: qFVSie

Dynamic lookup: TRUE

> i=1
> .C("CfvsSpeciesCode",fvs_code="",fia_code="",plant_code="",
Error in .C("CfvsSpeciesCode", fvs_code = "", fia_code = "", plant_code =
"",  :
  C symbol name "CfvsSpeciesCode" not in load table

----- from the nm command on Win10:
nm ../../bin/qFVSie.dll | grep -i cfvsspeciescode
00000000707a21f0 T CfvsSpeciesCode


If advised to do so, I'll create a simple and fully reproducible example,
but perhaps
I missing something simple (like compiler switch needed to create my .dll
that has not
been necessary until now).

Thanks, Nick

Nicholas L. Crookston
Forestry Research Consultant
Moscow Idaho USA

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