[Phylobase-devl] [Fwd: phylobase]

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 10 18:10:47 CET 2009

On 10 December 2009 at 11:06, Brian O'Meara wrote:
| Thanks for the info, Dirk. I was one of the two people responsible for  
| the C++ code in phylobase, and I've consistently had trouble mastering  
| build issues (this has come up in other code I've written, too). For  
| my part, any patches you could provide to make this more robust would  
| be great.
| We included Rcpp sources in phylobase because, as you note, during the  
| week we were first making phylobase Rcpp wasn't being maintained and,  
| more importantly, it was only present on a subset of CRAN mirrors (I  
| think we ended up getting it from Italy). Taking out the Rcpp source  
| from phylobase and just requiring the Rcpp package makes a lot of  
| sense to me, and I will look into doing this after the holidays.

As this is on r-forge -- you could add me to the project I could simply commit
a patch that cleanly upgrades to Rcpp with proper 'R CMD check' behaviour etc.

That's of course just a thought. I could also email you a diff.


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