rolf at math.unb.ca
Wed Aug 4 13:39:13 CEST 2004
Thomas Lumley wrote:
> The reason why detach and reload doesn't work but restarting does work for
> utils is that detach() does not unload the package, it only detaches it.
> This distinction was introduced with namespaces. A package can be loaded
> but not in the search path.
Ah-ha. The distinction between unloading and detaching --- which I
hadn't grokked --- would seem to be the key issue. Now I get it.
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