[Rd] Shy Suggestion?
Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at
Tue Sep 20 18:00:08 CEST 2005
>>>>> Roger D Peng writes:
> I think the reason is that the standard for 'R CMD check' is that
> examples in help pages are guaranteed to be executable by the user (as
> long as the requirements are met). There is no way to guarantee this
> without having the packages installed. So strictly speaking, the
> 'Suggested' packages are not needed by the *user*, but are needed by
> the *maintainer*.
> Perhaps, you differ with the standard itself, but I personally think
> it's a good one.
Those who really want to run R CMD check without forcing the suggestions
can do so via setting the "internal" environment variable
_R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ to something "false", the test is via
If people feel very strongly about this, we could turn this into a check
profile variable to be set in ~/.R/check.conf. Personally, both as a
developer and a CRAN maintainer I see little need in not forcing the
suggested packages at check time, as in both scenarios I prefer to act
as defensively as possible.
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