[R-pkg-devel] New CRAN internet policy
h@wickh@m @ending from gm@il@com
Thu Dec 6 17:50:16 CET 2018
Policies at https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
Dirk Eddelbuettel has a CRAN policy watch where you can see the
On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal
<roy.mendelssohn using noaa.gov> wrote:
> 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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