[R] Re: [Rd] dealing with package bundles

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 03:29:21 EST

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com> writes:

> Given the confusions that some users have regarding package bundles, I'd
> like to suggest some changes to how package bundles are handled.

I wonder if a guideline of naming packages bundles in a manner that identifies them as bundles would help?

An example of what I'm thinking: gregmisc-bundle_x.y.z.tar.gz

Then users could (once familiar with the convention) know when they are dealing with a bundle.

Such a name scheme fits with my understanding of bundles: they provide a mechanism to download and install multiple packages at once. After installation there is no notion of bundle. One doesn't call library on a bundle (and I think that is a good thing).


+ seth

R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html Received on Fri Mar 11 03:40:36 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri 03 Mar 2006 - 03:30:42 EST