[Bioc-devel] Depending vs. Importing?

Florian Hahne f.hahne at dkfz-heidelberg.de
Mon Jul 10 10:21:08 CEST 2006

IMO, the only difference is that the package is not attached on package 
load time for imports, so one can reduce the overhead for packages with 
a lot of  minor dependencies. Until now I haven't realized that the 
information in the imports field is not evaluated during package 
installation (is this really the case?).

Byron Ellis wrote:
> Is there any particular reason Imports and different from  
> Dependencies? I may be missing something, but importing would seem to  
> imply a dependence relationship which doesn't appear to be honored.  
> rflowcyt (not to pick on it, it just happened to be the package I  
> tried to load) for example imports but does not depend on prada.
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> Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
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