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

From: A.J. Rossini <>
Date: Fri 13 Aug 2004 - 01:22:17 EST

Wolfgang Huber <> writes:

>> 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"?

Argh -- BioC has something close to that for builds. The release folks will have to explore that issue!

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