Re: [Rd] Re: [R] Problem in method's Makefile?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 06 Aug 2004 - 17:43:04 EST


On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Martin Maechler wrote:

> >>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
> >>>>> on Thu, 5 Aug 2004 20:50:29 +0100 (BST) writes:
>
> BDR> ......................
> BDR> ......................
>
> BDR> However, I am working right now on streamlining this
> BDR> now we don't allow lazy-loading to be optional.
>
> "don't allow" :
> That is for the "core packages" only, right?

I meant specifically for package methods under Unix (that file Makefile.in). There is in principle no need to save the image prior to preparing the lazyloading database but that needs code changes for methods.

The standard packages either use lazy loading (most) or not (the small ones, splines and tcltk) without any choice. (There was a choice under Unix for a short while.)

For all contributed (including recommended) packages, lazy loading can be controlled by INSTALL --lazy/--no-lazy unless the package itself insists via its DESCRIPTION file. If unspecified, INSTALL selects lazy loading for largish packages without saved images (about 27% of those on CRAN yesterday).

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