inline 0.3.5

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Yesterday morning, Romain
pushed inline
release 0.3.5 to CRAN.

This is some ways a continuation of the
0.3.4 release
I had made in December. That release had opened the door for the wide use of inline in our
Rcpp package.
And just how Rcpp has grown, we now have needs beyond the initial change. See
post on Romain’s blog
for details, but in a nutshell we are now gaining

  • cxxfunction which extends cfunction further for C++
    use and, among other things, adds a plugin system we can use from
    to permit use of inline
  • package.skeleton which makes it easy to carry a function
    that one has prototyped with
    inline over
    into its own package — and how to do that was a question at my
    recent Rcpp talk in Vienna)
    , and
  • getDynLib which Romain will use to great effect in the next
    version of Rcpp
    to provide something not unlike Boost::Python. Stay tuned!

Last but not least, our thanks to Oleg Sklyar for letting us extend his amazing
inline package for use by

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