[Rd] [External] Questions regarding ALTREP_SET_ELT APIs
@zwj|08 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jul 30 18:46:42 CEST 2019
Thanks for your quick response. I appreciate your help.
On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 12:41 PM Tierney, Luke <luke-tierney using uiowa.edu>
> On Tue, 30 Jul 2019, Wang Jiefei wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm wondering if there is any way to define a `SET_ELT` function for an
> > ALTREP class? I see there are ` ALTINTEGER_SET_ELT` etc. functions
> > in Rinternal.h, but there is no corresponding ALTREP APIs to define them.
> > The only way to set the value of an ALTREP is through a pointer, which
> > require that the ALTREP data is in memory. Is it on purpose?
> For now, yes. We do support a Set_elt method for ALTSTRING classes but
> not yet for others. I seem to recall that there are some issues with
> going there for others, but we'll probably take a closer look later
> this year.
> One thing to keep in mind is that the R pass-by-value semantics
> require that C code duplicate an object for which MAYBE_REFERENCED is
> true, and the assumption in existing code is that duplicate returns an
> object that can safely be mutated. That places a lot of limitations on
> what can be done. You can see some notes on the issues in the
> README.md and the vignette in
> > Will there be
> > any plan to develop these ALTREP set element APIs?
> > Best,
> > Jiefei
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