[Rd] Suggestion: Make _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_=warn the default for R 3.6.2

Henrik Bengtsson henr|k@bengt@@on @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Nov 18 05:42:32 CET 2019


I'm not sure where we are in getting CRAN packages getting their
_R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_=true bugs fixed (*), but maybe it'd help to
make _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_=warn the new default in the upcoming R
3.6.2? Warnings of type:

$ R --vanilla
> Sys.setenv("_R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_" = "warn")
[1] TRUE
Warning message:
In c(TRUE, FALSE) && TRUE : 'length(x) = 2 > 1' in coercion to 'logical(1)'

could help encourage more package maintainers to fix these bugs
sooner. Enabling this warning by default is in line with what the
current default behavior for _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_CONDITION_ bugs:

> if (c(TRUE, FALSE)) 42
[1] 42
Warning message:
In if (c(TRUE, FALSE)) 42 :
  the condition has length > 1 and only the first element will be used

which has been the case for many years.

Hopefully in a not too far future, we get to a point where we can have
as the new defaults.

(*) I understand that CRAN incoming checks with
so all packages submitted to CRAN have to pass this check.  I don't
think Bioconductor checks for these yet, but I could be wrong.


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