[Rd] PATCH: Add fields argument to installed.packages and available.packages

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Tue Aug 29 15:55:09 CEST 2006

Martin Maechler wrote:

> ...
>The idea was a field related to but weaker than 'Suggests' :
>Something like
>     'canMakeUseOf: <pkg1> [, <pkg2>, ... ]
>which is *not* used in any QA/QC checking, but is purely
>informative: If <pkg1> is require()able, then some examples may
>look nicer, a function may provide another feature, etc, etc.
>Alternatives to 'canMakeUseOf' would have been
>'isHappilyCoworkingWith' ....
>What do you (R-devel listeners) think about the idea?
I still like this idea.  I prefer 'canMakeUseOf' to 
'isHappilyCoworkingWith'  mainly because it seems less ambiguous.

Paul Gilbert

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La version française suit le texte anglais.


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