Re: [Rd] simplifying number of R installations on disk

From: Charlotte Maia <>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 12:26:16 +1300

I think it's a very bad idea to truncate version numbers. Version numbers are important, and there may be a critical difference x.y.0 and x.y.1.
Plus there is no guarantee that the updated version is better than the previous one.
Hence a programmer may need to go back to x.y.0 until x.y.2 is released.

Perhaps there should be an option somewhere to remove existing installations (maybe there is????), however by default, installing a new version of a programming language, should not uninstall existing versions.

Charlotte Maia
Open Source Developer and Statistician

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