Re: [Rd] Compiling PL/R against R.dll in Win32/MinGW

From: Joe Conway <>
Date: Fri 07 Apr 2006 - 21:59:29 GMT

Mike Leahy wrote:
> Ok...well I've been hacking around with the PL/R source a bit more, and
> I found that that substituting 'Rf_initEmbeddedR' with 'InitDynload'
> seemed to make code compile further - this was just a total guess based
> on the functions that are listed in the R.dll with dependency-walker.
> Now it appears that it's an issue compiling against postgres, rather
> than R.dll (see below). Should I pursue this any further, or should I
> accept that it just won't happen and give up for now?

> -DDLSUFFIX=\".dll\" -c -o plr.o plr.c
> plr.c: In function `plr_init':
> plr.c:288: warning: implicit declaration of function `InitDynload'
> plr.c: In function `fetchArgNames':
> plr.c:1366: warning: passing arg 7 of `deconstruct_array' from

This looks like you're trying to compile with PostgreSQL cvs HEAD (8.2devel), correct? That won't work as I've not yet adjusted PL/R to handle NULL elements in arrays (which is brand new in HEAD). But this is is now off topic here...

Getting back on topic, unless someone can tell us that R.dll or some other mechanism exposes the same API as the libR shared object, I'd have to say it is probably hopeless.

Joe mailing list Received on Sat Apr 08 08:24:50 2006

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