[Rcpp-devel] macros RCPP_FUNCTION_...,

Romain Francois romain at r-enthusiasts.com
Wed Jun 19 16:21:56 CEST 2013

Le 19/06/13 16:14, Dirk Eddelbuettel a écrit :
> On 19 June 2013 at 08:50, Hadley Wickham wrote:
> | It's also not like it's impossible to get old versions from Rcpp for
> | CRAN, so if someone's code does break they do already have recourse.
> Correct. That is the ultimate defense with Open Source.
> Breaking an API is extremely poor style and annoying as hell to everybody.
> We all agree on that -- and what Romain proposed (ie removing unused cruft)
> is generally a good rather than thing. But one has to be extra careful to not
> accidentally create the former too.
> The burden only grows with the number of users, and some users do have long
> and slow upgrade cycles.  Ie we just learned about a commercial entities
> being forced to use R 2.12.0. They are of course safe from all that because
> they been excluded from any modern Rcpp for years already :)

I'm more than happy to set up any support contract with those commercial 
entities if they want a version of Rcpp that is compatible with antique R.

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