[R-pkg-devel] Dealing with not so temporary files

Joris Meys Joris.Meys at ugent.be
Thu Mar 15 12:45:16 CET 2018

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Rainer Krug <rainer_krug at icloud.com>

> Yes - that is definitely true, but the one does not exclude the other. I
> actually think giving permission once, and than forgetting about it, is
> worse than knowing: Stop - user configuration is loaded - unless I tell it
> not to be loaded.

Indeed, with the caveat that it's up to the package author to add the
startup message, and that will be missed when startup messages are

> And one could go one step further: If R would provide a standardised API
> to store package configuration data, the loading could be disabled with
> e.g. —vanilla.

If it's standardized and included in R itself, I'm all for it.


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