[R] One more for the wish list

Simon Fear fears at roycastle.liv.ac.uk
Tue Apr 6 18:37:17 CEST 1999

Having just upgraded to 063.3 reminds me of a wish I have had for a long
time. Could we not have libraries (sorry, packages) other than for the
base distribution in a subdirectory [Rpath]/library/local/ or perhaps

This tiny change would make administration so much simpler; I could move
all the old packages into the new library in one fell swoop. Granted
it's not hopelessly difficult to copy new onto old with overwriting and
then move the old to the new, but with a system that looks set to
continue to need frequent upgrades it would be really nice not to have
to do all this. 

Plus it does make generally good sense to keep add-ons separate from a
base package.

Same in Splus of course but I've given up on that.

Simon Fear
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