[Rd] Re: [R] Creating a minimal package

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_myway.com>
Date: Wed 14 Jul 2004 - 01:29:40 EST

Duncan Murdoch writes:

> - Lots of Cygwin (and other) tools involved in making packages.
>
> We could possibly rewrite the build process in R, but I don't think we
> should. I think a better solution would be to distribute the toolset
> with R. The full toolset doesn't add up to much (maybe 1.5 M). A
> problem is that multiple Cygwin versions don't coexist nicely, so we'd
> have to be careful during installation.

There have been attempts to rewrite the UNIX tools in other languages (perl, lua) and given the high level facilities available in R it would be no less feasible to rewrite them in R although I don't know whether it is really a good idea or not.



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