Re: [Rd] package matrix dummy.cpp

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:00:53 +0000 (GMT)

It is Matrix, not matrix ....

I too have corresponded with them about this. It seems to be a legacy from when the package contained C++ code, and can now be deleted.

On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, Ambrus Kaposi wrote:

> Hi,
> The recommended package matrix contains an empty file src/dummy.cpp
> which results in using g++ instead of gcc to link
> What is the reason for that? Is there any difference between using g++
> or gcc? (There are no other cpp files in the source)
> I asked the maintainers of the package (
> 3 weeks ago but haven't received any answer.
> On my system (NixOS Linux distribution, I can't
> compile package Matrix unless this file is deleted.

Most likely you have not installed the C++ compiler (which is usually g++ on Linux) -- but you shouldn't need to in order to install R.

> Thank you very much,
> Ambrus Kaposi
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