Re: [Rd] The Depends: field of a package is now used by library()

From: Wolfgang Huber <w.huber_at_dkfz-heidelberg.de>
Date: Fri 13 Aug 2004 - 01:16:38 EST

> On Thursday 12 August 2004 07:34, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 

>>In R-devel, the Depends: field in the DESCRIPTION file is now used by
>>library() to load the named packages before the current package, and
>>also to set up the environment to save images and prepare for lazy
>>loading.
>

Are circular dependencies allowed?
Or do they need to be broken, e.g. by replacing one of the edges in a loop by a "suggests"?

  Best wishes
    Wolfgang

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