[Rd] package matrix dummy.cpp
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 28 17:00:53 CET 2010
It is Matrix, not matrix ....
I too have corresponded with them about this. It seems to be a legacy
from when the package contained C++ code, and can now be deleted.
On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, Ambrus Kaposi wrote:
> The recommended package matrix contains an empty file src/dummy.cpp
> which results in using g++ instead of gcc to link Matrix.so.
> What is the reason for that? Is there any difference between using g++
> or gcc? (There are no other cpp files in the source)
> I asked the maintainers of the package (matrix-authors at r-project.org)
> 3 weeks ago but haven't received any answer.
> On my system (NixOS Linux distribution, http://nixos.org) I can't
> compile package Matrix unless this file is deleted.
Most likely you have not installed the C++ compiler (which is usually
g++ on Linux) -- but you shouldn't need to in order to install R.
> Thank you very much,
> Ambrus Kaposi
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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