[Rcpp-devel] RcppEigen needs 1GB memory to compile

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Dec 3 13:25:01 CET 2013

On 3 December 2013 at 12:51, Romain Francois wrote:
| Le 03/12/2013 12:38, Dirk Eddelbuettel a écrit :
| > And headers-only wasn't an option when fastLm() was first set up.
| Of course it was. We could definitely have RcppEigen header only even 
| with CRAN not header only Rcpp.

Point taken but the first fastLm() verson was written against the GSL before
even RcppGSL existed :)   That very much required linking.
| Those are two orthogonal things.
| > Might be time to improve on things after the 0.10.7 / 0.11.0 release.
| Releasing a new version of packages that depend on Rcpp after the header 
| only version is released is a cheap and good way to deal with 
| compatibility issues, e.g. deal with RcppEigen expecting libRcpp.

True too.  

Doug, let us know your thoughts.  JSS's preference is clear, but we have some
reasons suggesting a decoupling would be beneficial.  In any event,
RcppArmadillo is of course not bound by JSS.


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