Re: [Rd] C versions of serialize/unserialize in packages

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 07:53:17 -0700

Hi,

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:35 AM, Roger D. Peng <rpeng_at_jhsph.edu> wrote:
> Are the functions 'R_Unserialize' and 'R_InitFileInPStream' allowed to
> be used in R packages? I guess I'm just not clear on the implications
> of this comment in 'Rinternals.h':
>
> /* The connection interface is not yet available to packages. To
> allow limited use of connection pointers this defines the opaque
> pointer type. */
>
> I have a function in the 'filehash' package that unserializes a bunch
> of objects from a file and it seems to run much faster in C than in R.
> But I don't want to release something that uses a non-public
> function/interface.

You say "much faster". Could this be related to what I recently observed:

July 24, 2008 thread '[Rd] serialize() to via temporary file is heaps faster than doing it directly (on Windows)' [ https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2008-July/050256.html ].

My $0.02

/Henrik

>
> Thanks,
> -roger
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