[Rd] Methods package is now attached by default

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jan 18 12:07:04 2003

This should now build without errors: methods is dumped by R running
without .First and hence library(methods).  I've tried both a clean build
and updating one that was a week old.

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Jeff Gentry wrote:
> > > The current r-devel (aka R 1.7.0) now attaches the package "methods" by
> > > default at startup.
> > 
> > There's either a problem here or something is wrong on my end as I just
> > did a rsync to R-devel and the build bombed out with:
> Try make clean and/or removing library/methods?
> There should be an error message, as now the R used to dump methods
> expects methods to exist and it is only partially constructed.  We need to
> revisit what --vanilla does: it is now urgent to be able to run R without
> running the .First.  Or at least that's what I find on a clean build.

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