Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 16 19:03:18 CEST 2006

It is possible to do things like

 	env PKG_LIB="-L/opt/foo/lib -lbar" R CMD SHLIB *.c

to add libraries to the creation of a shared object, but I have from time 
to time wondered if we should allow

 	R CMD SHLIB *.c -L/opt/foo/lib -lbar

not least as users seems to expect it to work.  It looks simple to do (at 
least under Unix) if we pass -L* -l* *.a directly to the link command.

Would this be worthwhile?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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