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

From: Wolfgang Huber <>
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

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 Huber
Division of Molecular Genome Analysis
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 424709
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