[Rd] Suggestion: Make _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_=warn the default for R 3.6.2
m@ech|er @end|ng |rom @t@t@m@th@ethz@ch
Mon Nov 18 09:35:25 CET 2019
>>>>> Henrik Bengtsson
>>>>> on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:42:32 -0800 writes:
> 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
Interesting, I had similar thoughts the last few days
... but not for R 3.6.x --- I think it's out of the question to
do that for a "minor" update --- but for R 4.0.0.
> Warnings of type:
> $ R --vanilla
>> Sys.setenv("_R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_" = "warn")
>> c(TRUE, FALSE) && TRUE
>  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
>  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
> _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_LOGIC2_=true and _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_CONDITION_=true
> as the new defaults.
Exactly. My own thoughts (mentioned above) were actually more about
the *other* _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_* variable, i.e., _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_CONDITION_
and that ---- as I have only noticed these days, when considering
the exact impact of the upcoming
class(<matrix>) |--> c("matrix", "array")
change --- has actually *not* been part of the '--as-cran'
checks, nor (AFAIK, but I don't really know) of extra CRAN
I'm proposing to add _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_CONDITION_=true
to the --as-cran checks ASAP (within weeks) and indeed, I
think we should consider to have *both* _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_* = true
become the default in R 4.0.0.
ETH Zurich and R Core
> (*) 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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