[Rd] Are import-reexport-only packages allowed on CRAN?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 19:05:46 CEST 2015

On 05/07/2015 12:53 PM, Richard Cotton wrote:
> One piece of feedback that I received at useR was that the assertive
> package is getting too big, and should be broken down into smaller
> pieces.
> I want to split the functionality into assertive.base,
> assertive.types, and a few others, then have the assertive package as
> a virtual package (suggestions for better terminology welcomed) that
> just imports and reexports the contents of the underlying pieces.
> That way end-users can can still type library(assertive) and have the
> same behaviour as before, and package developers who worry about
> having lightweight dependencies can just use the parts that they need.
> Before I do the refactoring, I wanted to check that it is OK to have a
> package without any of its own content (other than vignettes) on CRAN.
> Is it OK?

I think you're writing to the wrong place.  This sounds like a question
for the R-pkg-devel list, or if you don't get an answer there,
CRAN at r-project.org.

Duncan Murdoch

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