[Rd] if(--as-cran)?

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Thu Sep 6 15:25:52 CEST 2012

> It was pointed out to me by a member of CRAN that detecting --as-cran is
> insufficient.  CRAN only runs incoming tests with settings equivalent to
> that.  The daily tests use different options.  I don't know what those are,
> and CRAN is unwilling to discuss their internal policies on this list.  (I
> would guess they find the tantrums and false claims here to be frustrating.
> I do.)

It's equally frustrating to not know how CRAN works. I feel like we
share common goals (making quality software) but somehow there is a
communication gap that has lead to an overly combative stance between
package authors and CRAN. I appreciate that the CRAN maintainers are
busy, but I would hope that communicating exactly what's going on
publicly would save time by avoiding individual conversations with
package authors.


Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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