[Rcpp-devel] [Somewhat OT] New OS X compilers
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Feb 17 17:39:18 CET 2012
On Feb 17, 2012, at 10:22 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Via Twitter I came across this post
> which implies that there is now a new, official, supported gcc available for
> OS X. Could some Rcpp users comment on this?
This has no real meaning - it just says that you can download Xcode in parts.
In fact the most recent Xcode is a regression - up until now clang (most recent compiler available for OS X from Apple) was installed by default, but that is no longer the case.
> Can we now lift the 'it has to pass g++ 4.2.1' restriction?
The above is still gcc 4.2, Apple won't move from there due to GPL-v3 tainting any more recent version of gcc. Our best hope is clang. Did you check Rcpp against clang?
> Simon: Will this be reflected (eventually) in CRAN / R-Forge / RForge builds?
> "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too
> dark to read." -- Groucho Marx
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