R-alpha: contributed packages -- Yes, use library/<package>/.. !

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Tue, 22 Apr 97 15:07:28 +0200

>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>> Paul Gilbert writes:
    >> Friedrich

    >> Regarding the location of data for libraries it might be easier if
    >> everything for one library is included in one subdirectory. At least
    >> it would certainly be easier to clean-up, which I like to do every
    >> few years.  Thus the code file, data, and any compiled code would be
    >> in one subdirectory under $RHOME/library.

    Kurt> Like

    Kurt> library/<section>/
    Kurt> library/<section>/data
    Kurt> library/<section>/exec		(scripts and or binaries which
    Kurt> 				         only make sense for the add-on)
    Kurt> library/<section>/funs
    Kurt> library/<section>/help
    Kurt> library/<section>/html
    Kurt> library/<section>/objs		(*.so)

    Kurt> ???

    >> I realize this means a small change to the way libraries are now
    >> found, but in the end I think it would be much cleaner.

I agree completely.

Kurt, you surely feel like doing it for us ... ;-)

-- Martin
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