[Rd] modules with libtool and -dlpreopen
Marcus G. Daniels
mgd at santafe.edu
Thu Feb 3 02:11:30 CET 2005
Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> Has anyone looked at setting up R to build its modules with libtool's
>> [libtool -dlpreopen is a facility that allows one to simulate dynamic
>> linking on platforms that lack it.
> No current R platform does.
The static linking workarounds are for a Cray MTA/2, a multithreaded
supercomputer. Although having a rather primitive runtime environment
(e.g. no dynamic linker), it does have an advanced parallelizing
compiler. (The practical usage is kind of fly-by-wire setup using a
front-end workstation.) The MTA/2 is fast architecture for
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