[Rd] R1.2.0 (PR#766)

james.lindsey@luc.ac.be james.lindsey@luc.ac.be
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 16:12:06 +0100 (MET)

Here are a few comments on the new release (1.2.0), most about R CMD
check. I have managed to install and check my libraries only making one
change to a C function (see point 1) and one to an R function because
of the way formulae now look for their data. That is the good news. Of
course, more extensive checks are liable to find further problems.

1. I need to be able to define F77_SYMBOL. This now in Defn.h which is
not accessible to us mortals. Those few lines need to be moved into
one of the accessible header files.

3. Makefiles in pkg/src are no longer read properly. This creates a
big problem for me in library development.

3. DESCRIPTION has to have licence mis-spelled as license for the
check to work.

4. check produces unasked for tex output (that I would like to be able
to shut off) then an error that linktocpage is undefined.

5. check always produces an error message at the end:
Attempt to free unreferenced scalar during global destruction.
I am not sure if this is a reference to Chernobyl but I do not
understand it.

Other requests about the library check:
1. I would very much prefer that the check directory remain within the
library directory instead of parallel as pkg.Rcheck to avoid
proliferation of directories at that level.

2. Why can't check detect that the help pages are up-to-date
(i.e. from a previous check) instead of redoing them every time?

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