Re: [Rd] Interaction between callNextMethod() and selectMethod()

From: Hervé Pagès <>
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:49:49 -0700

On 08/03/2012 11:44 PM, peter dalgaard wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2012, at 01:24 , Hervé Pagès wrote:
>> BTW, it's funny that the VERSION file in the R source tree says:
>> hpages_at_latitude:~/src/R-2.16.r59963$ cat VERSION
>> 2.16.0 Under development (unstable)
>> ^^^^^^
> What's funny about that? We no longer display the number on startup and at some point we may not even use it for an actual release, but there needs to be a number to test "R >= 2.14.0"-style dependencies and such.

What's funny is that even if we try to pretend that the version number doesn't matter, it actually does matter. Not only for "R >= 2.14.0"-style dependencies and such, but also for human communication:

etc, etc...

It reminds me of Mozilla plans to hide Firefox version:

AFAIK they finally abandoned it :-)


Hervé Pagès

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