[Rcpp-devel] Ancient Rcpp for OS X on CRAN [Was: Building/linking trouble with cxxfunction()]

Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com
Tue Feb 22 23:46:21 CET 2011

On 2/22/11 4:32 PM, "Dirk Eddelbuettel" <edd at debian.org> wrote:
>What boolean test for 'am I on OS X 10.5' can you suggest?

You could use system("uname -r"), which on my system gives 10.6.0 (even
though my system is 10.6.6) and on a 10.5.x system seems to give

Or if you don't mind a command that will only exist on OS X, you can do
system("sw_vers -productVersion"), which gives the actual OS version.

Ken Williams
Senior Research Scientist
Thomson Reuters

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