[Rd] Re: [R] Problem in method's Makefile?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 6 09:43:04 CEST 2004

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Martin Maechler wrote:

> >>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> >>>>>     on Thu, 5 Aug 2004 20:50:29 +0100 (BST) writes:
>     BDR> ......................  
>     BDR> ......................  
>     BDR> However, I am working right now on streamlining this 
>     BDR> now we don't allow lazy-loading to be optional.
> "don't allow" :
> That is for the "core packages" only, right?

I meant specifically for package methods under Unix (that file
Makefile.in).  There is in principle no need to save the image prior to 
preparing the lazyloading database but that needs code changes for 

The standard packages either use lazy loading (most) or not (the small 
ones, splines and tcltk) without any choice.  (There was a choice under 
Unix for a short while.)

For all contributed (including recommended) packages, lazy loading can be 
controlled by INSTALL --lazy/--no-lazy unless the package itself insists
via its DESCRIPTION file.  If unspecified, INSTALL selects lazy loading 
for largish packages without saved images (about 27% of those on CRAN 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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