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

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:25:52 -0500

> It was pointed out to me by a member of CRAN that detecting --as-cran is
> insufficient. CRAN only runs incoming tests with settings equivalent to
> that. The daily tests use different options. I don't know what those are,
> and CRAN is unwilling to discuss their internal policies on this list. (I
> would guess they find the tantrums and false claims here to be frustrating.
> I do.)

It's equally frustrating to not know how CRAN works. I feel like we share common goals (making quality software) but somehow there is a communication gap that has lead to an overly combative stance between package authors and CRAN. I appreciate that the CRAN maintainers are busy, but I would hope that communicating exactly what's going on publicly would save time by avoiding individual conversations with package authors.


Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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