[R] readline or not .. {was "Parallel Functions on AIX"}

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jul 29 09:42:21 CEST 2004

>>>>> "AndyL" == Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw at merck.com>
>>>>>     on Thu, 29 Jul 2004 00:02:26 -0400 writes:

    >> From: Brian Ripley
    >> The first thing to ascertain is that R will actually
    >> build on such a machine -- there have been a lot of
    >> reports of failure on AIX, and no recent reports of
    >> success.

    AndyL> According to our AIX sysadmin, R-1.9.1 actually
    AndyL> compiles a lot more cleanly than R-1.8.1 and prior.
    AndyL> I take it the recent reports of difficulties has to
    AndyL> do with (possibly outdated) GCC.  We have no problem
    AndyL> with xlc/xlf.

    AndyL> The trouble we're having is getting R to link against
    AndyL> readline in 64-bit.  Haven't figure out how to do
    AndyL> that yet.  Life w/o readline is rather trying...

well, all ESS users work without readline,
and I think we would find life w/o ESS much more trying...

In other words, using ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) gives is you
everything and much more than readline {but it does give some of
it somewhat differently!}


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