[R-pkg-devel] need some help to understand package build workflow

Kevin Ushey kevinushey at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 07:53:59 CEST 2015

I've posted an MRE at https://github.com/klutometis/roxygen/issues/362.

The issue occurs when a function and an S4 generic have the same name;
I imagine this is fairly uncommon? Wouldn't the function be masked by
the S4 generic and effectively be invisible after the package was

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 7:53 PM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 30/07/2015 9:14 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> > On 30/07/2015 8:49 PM, Glenn Schultz wrote:
>> >> Hi All,
>> >>
>> >> I have a package stable and working.  Now, I am trying to consolidate
>> some functions that share similar inputs.  Example below.  So, I branched
>> on github and work with the branch but now when I run the R check in studio
>> I get the following warning:
>> >>
>> >> * checking Rd \usage sections ... WARNING
>> >> Documented arguments not in \usage in documentation object
>> 'Effective.Measure':
>> >>   ‘type’
>> >>
>> >> Clearly type is documented.  Perhaps this is an R studio/git hub issue.
>> Travis tells me the build is broken.  I am trying to build and work with
>> the package within standards so I am not sure what happened.   Maybe this
>> is not a topic that belongs here but I can't find answers on the internet.
>> >
>> > No, it's not clear that type is documented.  You're only showing us the
>> > .R file, not the .Rd file that Roxygen (?) produced from it.
>> Discussion went private for a few emails, so to finish this thread here:
>> Turns out roxygen2 was generating a bad .Rd file, so this is a roxygen2
>> bug.
>> I'd really appreciate it if someone would file a bug on this.
> Hadley
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