A new and much enhanced version of RcppMsgPack arrived on CRAN a couple of days ago. It came together following this email to the r-package-devel list which made it apparent that Travers Ching had been working on MessagePack converters for R which required the very headers I had for use from, inter alia, the RcppRedis package.
So we joined our packages. I updated the headers in RcppMsgPack to the current upstream version 2.1.5 of MessagePack, and Travers added his helper functions allow direct packing / unpacking of MessagePack objects at the R level, as well as tests and a draft vignette. Very exciting, and great to have a coauthor!
So now RcppMspPack provides R with both MessagePack header files for use via C++ (or C, if you must) packages such as RcppRedis — and direct conversion routines at the R prompt.
MessagePack itself is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it is faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one extra byte in addition to the strings themselves.
Changes in version 0.2.0 (2017-09-07)
Added support for building on Windows
Upgraded to MsgPack 2.1.5 (#3)
New R functions to manipulate MsgPack objects: msgpack_format, msgpack_map, msgpack_pack, msgpack_simplify, mgspack_unpack (#4)
New R functions also available as msgpackFormat, msgpackMap, msgpackPack, msgpackSimplify, mgspackUnpack (#4)
New vignette (#4)
New tests (#4)
Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a diffstat report for this release. More information is on the RcppRedis page.
More information may be on the RcppMsgPack page. Issues and bugreports should go to the GitHub issue tracker.
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