Re: [Rd] Phrase "package writer" in R-exts

From: Kevin Wright <kw.stat_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:02:24 -0500

Considering that the package.skeleton() function really is a "package writer" of sorts, I agree that "package author" is clearer.

Kevin

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Davor Cubranic <cubranic_at_stat.ubc.ca> wrote:

> In a conversation with a programmer new to writing R packages, he mentioned
> that he was very confused by phrase "package writer" used in the document,
> and said that he "[was] literally imagining some sort of function that
> writes something related to packages".
>
> I can see his point: not only is it confusing, but I think it's also bad
> English (one wouldn't say "the novel's writer"). Can this be changed to
> "package author"?
>
> Davor
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