Re: Fortran character strings

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Subject: Re: Fortran character strings
From: Thomas Lumley (thomas@biostat.washington.edu)
Date: Fri 10 Sep 1999 - 01:46:02 EST


Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.9909090823390.21909-100000@wompom.biostat.washington.edu>

On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Kurt Hornik wrote:
> > PS. A comment on ?.External: We have
> >
> > list void * (SEXP *)
> > other void * (SEXP)
> >
> > I think this (showing the alternative in parenteses) may be confusing.
> > Shouldn't we show the preferred method in the table and mention the
> > alternative somewhere in the text following?
>
> It is confusing. Actually all of them are mapped to void *, so I think we
> should be giving SEXP * and SEXP. Thomas?

The reason for having void * listed is that you can then declare the
arguments without including the Rinternals header, but that could
just be explained in the text. Done.

        -thomas

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