[Rd] LazyLoad & Depends

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Oct 8 16:27:21 CEST 2004

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I have added LazyLoad and LazyData to the DESCRIPTION files for my 
> packages.  This does not seem to cause problems with R-1.9.1 (although, 
> if  I understand correctly, it does not do anything). Should I be 


> specifying   Depends: R (>= 1.9.1) or Depends: R (>= 2.0.0)? What about 
> older versions?

If your documentation/examples depend on having the objects in the 
package, R (>= 2.0.0).  Otherwise, no need to bump the dependence.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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