Two weeks after the Rcpp 0.7.0 release,
Romain and I are happy to announce release 0.7.1 of
Rcpp. It is
currently in the incoming section of
CRAN and has been
accepted into Debian. Mirrors will catch
up over the next few days, in the meantime the
local page is
available for download too.
A lot has changed under the hood since 0.7.0, and this is the first release
that really reflects many of Romain's additions.
Some of the changes are
As before, fuller details are in the ChangeLog on the Rcpp page.
- A new base class
Rcpp::RObject that replaces
RcppSexp (which is still provided for compatibility); it
provides basic R object handling and other new classes derive from it.
Rcpp::RObject has real simple wrappers for object creation and a SEXP
operator for transfer back to R that make simple interfaces even easier.
- New classes
Rcpp::Environment for expression evaluation and R environment
- A new class
Rcpp::XPtr for external pointer access and management.
- Enhanced exception handling: exception can be trapped at the R even
outside of try/catch blocks, see
Romain's blog post for more.
- Namespace support with the addition of a Rcpp namespace; we will be
incremental in phasing this in keeping compatibility with the old interface
- Unit test for most all of the above via use of the
package, and several new examples.
- Inline support has been removed and replaced with a Depends: on
inline (>= 0.3.4) as our patch is now part of the current
as mentioned <here.