[R] R CMD check for packages in a bundle

Robin Hankin r.hankin at noc.soton.ac.uk
Fri Apr 7 09:18:48 CEST 2006

Hi everyone

>> What you are trying to do does work, I do it all the time, but  
>> there are
>> a few details to work out. Because of the above differences I  
>> actually
>> generate the DESCRIPTION* files from my Makefile, differently  
>> depending
>> on the target.
> I do too.  Having a DESCRIPTION.in is irrelevant: having a  
> Contains: line in DESCRIPTION is the test used.
> Can we please read the posting guide and not use R-help for
> 'questions and discussion about code development in R'
> which is the description of the R-devel list.

The posting guide appears to be  ambiguous here.
If anything, it said to me that  R-help was the
appropriate list, being

The ‘main’ R mailing list, for discussion about problems and  
solutions using R to solve problems


Questions likely to prompt discussion unintelligible to non- 
programmers or topics that are too technical for R-help's audience  
should go to R-devel.

I would have said that my bundle problem fell in the first category  
and not the second:
I use the package management features of R to solve problems---and  
there's no C / C++
in the question.  I was just in some confusion about the status of  
which doesn't really count as  "code development", IMO.  Hence R-help.

Can we make the "which list" section of the posting guide more  
explicit here?
I have a similar dilemma for many posts.

Robin Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
  tel  023-8059-7743

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