[R-pkg-devel] R CMD check "no-nanny" option?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jun 11 16:55:08 CEST 2015

On 11 June 2015 at 09:15, Kevin Coombes wrote:
| Grumpy Observation: In reaction to (1), I went to CRAN and randomly 
| clicked on a dozen packages to see how many of them follow this rule.  
| Half of them violate it explicitly, mostly just starting with "This 
| package...".  Most of the rest get around it by starting with a sentence 
| fragment that omits the subject (which is _implicitly_ "this package").  
| Only one of them started with a complete sentence that gave the 
| background of the problem the package was intended to solve.

Also look at the Date: of those packages -- CRAN Policy changes have always
been implemented on a rolling basis.   So new(er) packages conform to new(er)
tests, updates are always never forced on already-uploaded packages.
The communication of such changes is not quite what I liked it to be. But
if you care you can subscribe to the output stream of a cron job I have
watching over this:

If you don't like twitter subscription you can still glance at that page.
I should probably do the same for the SVN source of Writing R Extensions in


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