[R-pkg-devel] New CRAN internet policy

Hadley Wickham h@wickh@m @ending from gm@il@com
Thu Dec 6 17:22:47 CET 2018

Hi all,

I'd love to get some clarification on what the new internet policy
means for packages like httr:

> Packages which use Internet resources should fail gracefully with an informative
> message if the resource is not available (and not give a check warning nor error).

It's not clear what "internet resource" means here? If it means
dataset, then I think the httr tests and examples are ok. If it means
any use of the internet, I'm not sure what do - httr critically
depends on internet access, so I can't see any way to make it fail



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