Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue May 16 19:15:11 CEST 2006

On Tue, 16 May 2006, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> 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?


My only reservation is that users may then expect all compiler/linker 
flags to work, not just -L/-l


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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