[R-pkg-devel] Error in CHECK caused by dev.off()

Helmut Schütz he|mut@@chuetz @end|ng |rom beb@c@@t
Fri Jul 24 11:02:37 CEST 2020

Duncan Murdoch wrote on 2020-07-24 01:05:
> On 23/07/2020 5:11 p.m., Helmut Schütz wrote:
>> I'm not a native speaker of English but for me "should not write" !=
>> "must not write".
> And "may be allowed" is not "will be allowed".

Which leaves the question open _who_ may -- or may not -- allow it. ;-)
>> I removed the automatic switch to "~/" if no path is given. As before I
>> recommend in the man-pages to give the full path. However, I _still_
>> state that "~/" _can_ be used for convenience.
> [...] It's fine if your documentation recommends the user choose 
> that.  That's a variation on what I recommended to you (that you 
> generate an error message that suggests how to avoid the error).

Yes, I've done that.

>> Off topic: I don't like it that on Windows tempdir is located at
>> "C:/Users/{Username}/AppData/Local/Temp/Rtmp..." I strictly separate my
>> OSes (on C), software (on D), data (on E), backups (on F). Writing to
>> the system disk is not what I prefer. However, in my installation "~/"
>> resolves to "E:/Users/{Username}/Documents/"...
> It can resolve anywhere you like (as long as its writable), by 
> specifying the TMPDIR environment variable.

Agree. Though I can change it permanently in _my_ Rcmd_environ file, in 
a package I _must not_ change the users environment.


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