[Rcpp-devel] Another rcpp package for examples

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu May 24 20:57:59 CEST 2012

On 24 May 2012 at 15:58, Peter deVoil wrote:
| > | particular nastiness involved on windows platforms as the model is
| > | built with MSVC, yet calls GCC code (ie Rcpp) via extern "C".
| >
| > This comes up every now and then, and folks would surely love to see a good
| > tutorial and walk-through.
| I'll have a go at it. Don't know how I'll go with the "good" part though.

| I used the windows dlsym() equivalent to call in to a handful of entry
| points. Given that this forces you to use C datatypes, you get none of
| the C++ operators that make Rcpp so useful - but in my case, the data
| exchange is fairly coarse and predictable.

Oh, so it is 

  a) really limited to atomistic C types just like the old .C() interface

  b) also highly non-portable as it will work only on that one platform.

Still, some people will want to try it regardless so it would be nice to have
some more documentation.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com  

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