Re: [Rd] if(--as-cran)?

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:45:56 +0200

>>>>> Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_prodsyse.com> >>>>> on Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:39:47 -0700 writes:

    > Hi, Duncan:
    > Duh... Thanks.  I should have been able to figure that out for 
    > myself.  Your help produced a solution much quicker.

    > Thank again.
    > Spencer

    > On 9/3/2012 4:52 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
    >> On 12-09-03 7:25 PM, Spencer Graves wrote:

>>> Hi, Duncan et al.:
>>>
>>>
>>> I modified my CRAN() function (see below) to look for
>>> "_R_CHECK_TIMINGS_" and "R_CHECK_TIMINGS", but got "NOT CRAN" with "R
>>> CMD check --as-cran" from both.
>>>
>>>
>>> Suggestions?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Spencer
>>> p.s. This is fda available from R-Forge via "svn checkout
>>> svn://svn.r-forge.r-project.org/svnroot/fda/". It currently is
>>> programmed to stop no matter what. I want it to give an error "CRAN"
>>> with "R CMD check --as-cran" and "NOT CRAN" without "--as-cran".
>>> Currently, I get "NOT CRAN" for both.
    >> 
    >> The problem is with your test.  If I put print(names(Sys.getenv())) 
    >> into an example, I see _R_CHECK_TIMINGS_ if and only if I do the check 
    >> with --as-cran. The value is supposed to be a number, not a logical.
    >> 
    >> Duncan Murdoch

But back to the original question.
Checking for these variables is not at all a general solution; If I use 'R CMD check --timings' I want to time my tests and actually I find this so reasonable that I've made it the default for me.

I strongly believe we should follow the thread Henrik has started and Dirk and I had followed up.

The issue is not just about "CRAN" vs "off CRAN". It is good to think about a more general scheme of "light testing" vs "normal testing" vs "extensive testing", e.g., for the situation where the package implements (simulation/bootstrap/ ..) based inference, and the developer (but not only) should be able to run the extensive tests.

Martin

>>> On 9/3/2012 4:41 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

    >>>> On 12-09-03 1:43 AM, Spencer Graves wrote:
    >>>>> Hello, All:
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> The fda package has tests that run too long for CRAN's 
    >>>>> current
    >>>>> rules.  I'd like to wrap some examples in a construct like the
    >>>>> following:
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> if(!CRAN()){
    >>>>> ...
    >>>>> }
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> I tried the following:
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> CRAN <- function(x='_R_CHECK_CRAN_INCOMING_'){
    >>>>> x. <- Sys.getenv(x)
    >>>>> xl <- as.logical(x.)
    >>>>> notCRAN <- is.na(xl) || xl
    >>>>> #
    >>>>> return(!notCRAN)
    >>>>> }
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> The companion help page included the following example:
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> if(CRAN()){
    >>>>> stop('CRAN')
    >>>>> } else {
    >>>>> stop('NOT CRAN')
    >>>>> }
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> 
    >>>>> This reported "NOT CRAN" even with "R CMD check --as-cran".
    >>>> 
    >>>> There's no user-visible setting for --as-cran, because it just sets a
    >>>> number of other options.  You could query one of those. The settings
    >>>> that are visible are
    >>>> 
    >>>> _R_CHECK_TIMINGS_  (which seems most relevant to you)
    >>>> _R_CHECK_INSTALL_DEPENDS_
    >>>> _R_CHECK_NO_RECOMMENDED_
    >>>> _R_SHLIB_BUILD_OBJECTS_SYMBOL_TABLES_
    >>>> 
    >>>> So I'd check the value in _R_CHECK_TIMINGS_, or maybe just its 
    >>>> existence.
    >>>> 
    >>>> Duncan Murdoch
    >>>> 

>>>

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