[Bioc-devel] "removed quotes from do.call"?

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 13 16:56:02 CET 2009

Hi Robert,

thanks for the explanation.  I totally missed that discussion.



On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Robert Gentleman <rgentlem at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> Hi Henrik,
>    My fault, we had some problems that were mis-diagnosed as being related
> to quotes in do.call (there are some issues with quoted names in packages
> with name spaces but not for do.call) and we wanted to fix all packages,
> there was some discussion of this on the list, I can dig up the reference if
> you would like).  Quotes are not needed, and if present should be fine.
>    We don't really want to do that, and only take that step when we believe
> that it is essential - unfortunately we were wrong this time.  We can back
> it out if you would like.
>    Perhaps not the best place to announce, but we are also going around
> fixing up man pages for folks.  As some of you may know, from R-devel, the
> set of warning messages about broken man pages has suddenly gotten large.
> Most are very easy to fix, and we are doing those, and letting package
> authors know about ones where the intent is not clear, so that they can fix
> them.  In most cases the existing man page did not render correctly (seems
> that no one noticed) so the fix is of some importance.
> We are not fixing anything in release (even though it is now giving more
> warnings too) and don't recommend that authors do (they can if they want).
> My opinion is that R should not have changed in that fashion in a dot
> release, but others have different views.
>   best wishes
>     Robert
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb at stat.berkeley.edu>
> wrote:
>> In my aroma.light package I noticed a change (in the devel) on Dec 16,
>> 2008 "removed quotes from do.call" done by "n.gopalakrishnan".  Then I
>> noticed that many other packages was modified the same.  Why was this
>> done?  Did I miss an announcement/request about this?
>> /Henrik
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