[R-pkg-devel] New CRAN internet policy

Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal roy@mendel@@ohn @ending from no@@@gov
Thu Dec 6 17:41:57 CET 2018

Hi All:

Can someone point me to where all the policies such as this one are posted.  This may affect a package I have,  and one problem I have is different people have differing ideas of what defines a "graceful" exit.



> On Dec 6, 2018, at 8:22 AM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham using gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> gracefully.
> Hadley
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