[Rd] Is there any way to check the class of an ALTREP?

Dénes Tóth toth@dene@ @end|ng |rom kogentum@hu
Mon Oct 19 11:25:06 CEST 2020


You happened to send a link which points to the OP's own package :) I 
think Jiefei would like to know how one can "officially" determine if an 
arbitrary ALTERP object belongs to a class that he owns.


On 10/19/20 10:22 AM, Benjamin Christoffersen wrote:
> It seems as if you can you use the ALTREP macro as done in this
> package: https://github.com/Jiefei-Wang/SharedObject/blob/804b6ac58c63a4bae95343ab43e8b1547b07ee6b/src/C_interface.cpp#L185
> and in base R: https://github.com/wch/r-source/blob/54fbdca9d3fc63437d9e697f442d32732fb4f443/src/include/Rinlinedfuns.h#L118
> The macro is defined here in Rinternals.h:
> https://github.com/wch/r-source/blob/abb550c99b3927e5fc03d12f1a8e7593fddc04d2/src/include/Rinternals.h#L325
> Den man. 19. okt. 2020 kl. 10.13 skrev Jiefei Wang <szwjf08 using gmail.com>:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to determine if an ALTREP object is from my package, I see
>> there is a function `ALTREP_CLASS` defined in RInternal.h but its return
>> value is neither a `R_altrep_class_t` object nor an STRSXP representing a
>> class name. I do not know how to correctly use it. Any suggestions?
>> Thanks,
>> Jiefei
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