[R-pkg-devel] speeding up package code/build/test cycle
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Thu Jun 24 23:22:16 CEST 2021
On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 10:31 PM Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working in RStudio on a Mac, in case that makes any difference.
Yes, RStudio probably does its own thing in "Install and restart". The
pre-clean of course removes the object files from the package src/
directory, so the next load_all() will need to recompile everything.
> Your last paragraph is incorrect if "you" is taken to be me rather than
> a generic developer: I *often* want to install the package while
> working on it. I like the help system to work; I like to work on the
> source code and help pages together.
I meant 'you' to be generic, and yes, YMMV.
After devtools::load_all(), `?` will show the help pages of the
`load_all()`-d package, not the installed one. So just to get the help
pages of the dev package, you don't need to install it. E.g. after I
`load_all()` rgl, I get
ℹ Rendering development documentation for 'rgl.bbox'
But there are certainly other good reasons to install the package, and
I am sure that with ccache it is not that bad.
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