[Rd] The Depends: field of a package is now used by library()

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Aug 12 17:22:17 CEST 2004

Wolfgang Huber <w.huber at dkfz-heidelberg.de> writes:

>> On Thursday 12 August 2004 07:34, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>>In R-devel, the Depends: field in the DESCRIPTION file is now used by
>>>library() to load the named packages before the current package, and
>>>also to set up the environment to save images and prepare for lazy
> Are circular dependencies allowed?
> Or do they need to be broken, e.g. by replacing one of the edges in a
> loop by a "suggests"?

Argh -- BioC has something close to that for builds.  The release
folks will have to explore that issue!

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