[Rd] Underscores in package names
j@me@@|@he@ter @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 9 16:23:47 CEST 2019
To be clear, I'd be happy to contribute code to make this work, with
the changes mentioned by Duncan and elsewhere in the codebase, if
someone on R-core was interested in reviewing it.
On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 11:05 AM Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/08/2019 10:31 a.m., Jim Hester wrote:
> > Are there technical reasons that package names cannot be snake case?
> > This seems to be enforced by `.standard_regexps()$valid_package_name`
> > which currently returns
> > "[[:alpha:]][[:alnum:].]*[[:alnum:]]"
> > Is there any technical reason this couldn't be altered to accept `_`
> > as well, e.g.
> > "[[:alpha:]][[:alnum:]._]*[[:alnum:]]"
> > I realize that historically `_` has not always been valid in variable
> > names, but this has now been acceptable for 15+ years (since R 1.9.0 I
> > believe). Might we also allow underscores for package names?
> The tarball names separate the package name from the version number
> using an underscore. There is code that is written to assume there is
> at most one underscore, e.g. .check_package_CRAN_incoming in
> That code could be changed, but so could the proposed package name...
> Duncan Murdoch
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