[Rd] CRAN test / avoidance

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 20:51:09 CEST 2012

> The question becomes: how does information get passed along to indicate
> things that may take a long time to run. The discussion so far has focused
> on developers setting, or using, some flags to indicate tests and examples
> that take a long time. Another option would be to have the check/build
> process generate a file with information about the time it took to run
> tests, vignettes, and examples, probably with some information about the
> speed of the machine it was run on. Then CRAN and anyone else that wants to
> run tests can take this information into consideration.

To paraphrase Uwe (fortunes::fortune(192)): computing is cheap and
thinking hurts.

I don't understand why we are spending so much time discussing what
probably amounts (at most) to a couple of thousand of dollars of
compute time.


RStudio / Rice University

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