[Rd] Package "datasets" not exporting anything on a recent R-2.15.1-patched

From: Laurent Gautier <lgautier_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:25:15 +0200


Hi,

I just stumbled on the following apparent oddity: the package "datasets" does not appear to export anything out of its namespace:

> ns_datasets <- getNamespace('datasets')
> getNamespaceExports(ns_datasets)

character(0)

Not the case with other packages (example here with "utils"):
> ns_utils <- getNamespace('utils')
> head(getNamespaceExports(ns_utils))


[1] "?" ".DollarNames" "adist" "alarm" "apropos" [6] "aregexec"

Is this a temporary glitch, or is there something new and specific to "datasets" ?

Best,

Laurent

PS: Obligatory sessionInfo:

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.15.1 Patched (2012-08-24 r60412) Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)

locale:

  [1] LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
  [3] LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_DK.UTF-8
  [5] LC_MONETARY=en_DK.UTF-8    LC_MESSAGES=en_DK.UTF-8
  [7] LC_PAPER=C                 LC_NAME=C
  [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C
[11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_DK.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached): [1] tcltk_2.15.1 tools_2.15.1



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