[Rcpp-devel] [ANN] Rcpp 0.12.11

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed May 24 01:25:15 CEST 2017

Rcpp 0.12.11 arrived on CRAN yesterday.  The announcement is at


and (without links) below.

Cheers,  Dirk

  Tue, 23 May 2017

  Rcpp 0.12.11: Loads of goodies

   The elevent update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp landed on CRAN yesterday
   following the initial upload on the weekend, and the Debian package and
   Windows binaries should follow as usual. The 0.12.11 release follows the
   0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, the 0.12.2
   release in November, the 0.12.3 release in January, the 0.12.4 release in
   March, the 0.12.5 release in May, the 0.12.6 release in July, the 0.12.7
   release in September, the 0.12.8 release in November, the 0.12.9 release
   in January, and the 0.12.10.release in March --- making it the fifteenth
   release at the steady and predictable bi-montly release frequency.

   Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C or C++
   code. As of today, 1026 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making
   analytical code go faster and further, along with another 91 in

   This releases follows on the heels of R's 3.4.0 release and addresses on
   or two issues from the transition, along with a literal boatload of other
   fixes and enhancements. James "coatless" Balamuta was once restless in
   making the documentation better, Kirill Mueller addressed a number of more
   obscure compiler warnings (triggered under under -Wextra and the like),
   Jim Hester improved excecption handling, and much more mostly by the Rcpp
   Core team. All changes are listed below in some detail.

   One big change that JJ made is that Rcpp Attributes also generate the
   now-almost-required package registration. (For background, I blogged about
   this one, two, three times.) We tested this, and do not expect it to throw
   curveballs. If you have an existing src/init.c, or if you do not have
   registration set in your NAMESPACE. It should cover most cases. But one
   never knows, and one first post-release buglet related to how devtools
   tests things has already been fixed in this PR by JJ.

  Changes in Rcpp version 0.12.12 (2017-05-20)

       * Changes in Rcpp API:

            * Rcpp::exceptions can now be constructed without a call stack
              (Jim Hester in #663 addressing #664).

            * Somewhat spurious compiler messages under very verbose settings
              are now suppressed (Kirill Mueller in #670, #671, #672, #687,
              #688, #691).

            * Refreshed the included tinyformat template library (James
              Balamuta in #674 addressing #673).

            * Added printf-like syntax support for exception classes and
              variadic templating for Rcpp::stop and Rcpp::warning (James
              Balamuta in #676).

            * Exception messages have been rewritten to provide additional
              information. (James Balamuta in #676 and #677 addressing #184).

            * One more instance of Rf_mkString is protected from garbage
              collection (Dirk in #686 addressing #685).

            * Two exception specification that are no longer tolerated by
              g++-7.1 or later were removed (Dirk in #690 addressing #689)

       * Changes in Rcpp Documentation:

            * Added a Known Issues section to the Rcpp FAQ vignette (James
              Balamuta in #661 addressing #628, #563, #552, #460, #419, and
       * Changes in Rcpp Sugar:

            * Added sugar function trimws (Nathan Russell in #680 addressing
       * Changes in Rcpp Attributes:

            * Automatically generate native routine registrations (JJ in

            * The plugins for C++11, C++14, C++17 now set the values R 3.4.0
              or later expects; a plugin for C++98 was added (Dirk in #684
              addressing #683).

       * Changes in Rcpp support functions:

            * The Rcpp.package.skeleton() function now creates a package
              registration file provided R 3.4.0 or later is used (Dirk in

   Thanks to CRANberries, you can also look at a diff to the previous
   release. As always, even fuller details are on the Rcpp Changelog page and
   the Rcpp page which also leads to the downloads page, the browseable
   doxygen docs and zip files of doxygen output for the standard formats. A
   local directory has source and documentation too. Questions, comments etc
   should go to the rcpp-devel mailing list off the R-Forge page.

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