Re: [Rd] Improve error message for bad NAMESPACE file?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 07:21:35 GMT

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Seth Falcon wrote:

> If a user mis-types a directive in the NAMESPACE file, the error
> message is quite cryptic. If it was possible to report the offending
> line/text that would likely give a valuable clue to the user.
>
> Try putting the following line in NAMESPACE
>
> foo("bar")
>
> Then R CMD INSTALL says,
>
> * Installing *source* package 'goodbye' ...
> ** R
> ** preparing package for lazy loading
> Error in gettext(domain, unlist(args)) : invalid 'domain' value
> Execution halted
> ERROR: lazy loading failed for package 'goodbye'

I suspect this line in namespace.R:

                }
                stop(gettextf("unknown namespace directive: %s", deparse(e)),
                     call. = FALSE, domain = FALSE)

Does domain=NA solve this?

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> platform powerpc-apple-darwin8.4.0
> arch powerpc
> os darwin8.4.0
> system powerpc, darwin8.4.0
> status Under development (unstable)
> major 2
> minor 3.0
> year 2006
> month 02
> day 05
> svn rev 37270
> language R
> version.string Version 2.3.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-02-05 r37270)
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