This version contains mostly bug-fixes and rather few enhancements. The changes are
mostly ‘internal fixes’ and not user-facing; they mostly address some issues in
memory management which, while not tripping up the unit tests or
common usage, caused trouble for advanced Rcpp modules use and repeated
memory allocation / deallocation. This bit Doug Bates repeatedly, and he put his head down and
debugged the issue. A number of changes fairly deep-down in Rcpp (as well as in R-devel)
later, this looks much better and we owe him a hearfelt Thank You!
A big Thanks! also goes to Luke Tierney who out some new memory debugging
code into R-devel which the --enable-strict-barrier in R 2.13.0 (due in
April) will enable. A related fix is also in R 2.12.2 due on the 25th. The
NEWS entry is below; more detail is in the ChangeLog file in the package.
0.9.1 2011-02-14 o A number of internal changes to the memory allocation / protection of temporary objects were made---with a heartfelt "Thank You!" to both Doug Bates for very persistent debugging of Rcpp modules code, and to Luke Tierney who added additional memory allocation debugging tools to R-devel (which will be in R 2.13.0 and may also be in R 2.12.2) o Removed another GNU Make-specific variable from src/Makevars in order to make the build more portable; this was noticed on FreeBSD o On *BSD, do not try to compute a stack trace but provide file and line number (which is the same behaviour as implemented in Windows) o Fixed an int conversion bug reported by Daniel Sabanes Bove on r-devel, added unit test as well o Added unit tests for complex-typed vectors (thanks to Christian Gunning) o Expanded the Rcpp-quickref vignette (with thanks to Christian Gunning) o Additional examples were added to the Rcpp-FAQ vignette
As always, even fuller details are on the
Rcpp Changelog page and the
Rcpp page which also
leads to the downloads, the
doxygen docs and zip files of doxygen output for the standard formats.
A local directory has
source and documentation too.
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