[Rd] Depends: R (>= x.y.z)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 17:25:12 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> To my inverted way of thinking there is something wrong with the general
> logic of what is being attempted here.

The logic is to allow packages to depend on unreleased versions, or
known new features (only in x.y.0 releases, of course ...).

It's useful for the >=1.3.0 versions around at present, and of course
as an encouragement to upgrade.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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