R-alpha: libf2c as a shared library
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 11:52:21 +0200
>>>>> Martyn Plummer writes:
> At 15:15 21/08/97, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Ross Ihaka <email@example.com> writes:
>>> It should be easy to package the libf2c sources as an R library.
>>> I'm hesitant to put it into the core R distribution, because it
>>> adds a lot of source, although this would ensure that it was always
>>> So, should it go in the R core, or to CRAN?
>> CRAN. Linuxites have in their distributions already, for instance.
>> Nothing good will come from having it twice. Possibly in different
> I agree. The require function is designed to take care of this situation
> surely? Indeed, there is already a contributed library (survival) which
> depends on another contributed library (splines).
Hmm ... not so fast ...
Does this also affect the parts of f2c that are already come with R?
I.e., if compiled without a Fortran compiler and a shared libf2c is
found, would R be linked dynamically against that and a corresponding
statement added to the site-wide init file?
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