A new release of the inline package arrived on CRAN this evening and has already been shipped to Debian as well. inline facilitates writing code in-line in simple string expressions or short files. The package was used quite extensively by Rcpp in the days before Rcpp Attributes arrived on the scene proving an even better alternative for its use cases. inline is still use by rstan and a number of other packages.
One of those other packages is mkin, and its author Johannes Ranke overhauled the saving and re-loading of C functions part with a really well-done set of contributions. In the process we also added unit testing via the lovely tinytest, and changed to continuous integration setup to r-ci.
See below for a detailed list of changes extracted from the
Changes in inline version 0.3.17 (2020-11-30)
Unit testing is now supported via tinytest (Johannes in #15 addressing #14).
CI was updated to use focal and run.sh from r-ci on Travis and GitHub Actions (Dirk)
The writing and reading of compiled code was refactored and extended (Johannes in #16 fixing #13).
Some minor problems related to CRAN checks and tests were corrected (Johannes and Dirk in #17, Johannes in #18, #19, #20).
Small stylistic updates have been applied to some R and Rd files (Dirk).
Courtesy of my CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release.
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