BH release 1.54.0-2

April 14, 2014

(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Yesterday’s release of RcppBDT 0.2.3
lead to an odd build error. If one used at the same time a 32-bit OS, a
compiler as recent as g++ 4.7 and the Boost 1.54.0 headers (directly or via
the BH package) then the file lexical_cast.hpp barked and failed to
compile for lack of an 128-bit integer (which is not a surprise on a 32-bit OS).

After looking at this for a bit, and looking at some related bug report, I
came up with a simple fix (which I mentioned in an update to the
RcppBDT 0.2.3 release post).
Sleeping over it, and comparing to the Boost 1.55 file, showed that the hunch
was right, and I have since made a new release 1.54.0-2 of the
BH package which
contains the fix.

Changes in version 1.54.0-2 (2014-04-14)

  • Bug fix to lexical_cast.hpp which now uses the test for INT128 which the rest of Boost uses, consistent with Boost 1.55 too.

Courtesy of CRANberries, there
is also a diffstat report for the
most recent release.

Comments and suggestions are welcome via the mailing list or issue tracker at the
GitHub repo.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel
originated on his Thinking inside the box blog.
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