dependency in tests
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 18:23:12 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I have a package in which the code does not depend on another package,
> but tests do. Should the Depends line in the description indicate this
> dependency or is requires() in the tests sufficient?

I find it very helpful to have the Depends line there.  Anyone who wants
to run the tests needs the dependency, and builders of binary packages
meet this very frequently.

I think this is even more cogent for the examples.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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