[Rd] Minimal DESCRIPTION file
brahm at alum.mit.edu
Wed Aug 25 21:10:04 CEST 2004
My "g.data" contributed package fails under R-devel. g.data creates minimal
packages which consist only of a "DESCRIPTION" file and the "R" and "data"
subdirectories, but .find.package() now rejects them because the DESCRIPTION
file lacks a "Version" field. I will fix g.data to add a "Version" field.
My question is, what else is necessary for a minimal package? "Writing R
"The `Package', `Version', `License', `Description', `Title', `Author',
and `Maintainer' fields are mandatory..."
So should I really add all these (superfluous) fields, to avoid future
(A comment inside .find.package() refers to tools:::check_package_description,
but I could not find such a function. Is there a plan for a universal package
validator, and if so, what are its requirements?)
Bigger picture, will g.data be rendered obsolete by lazy loading?
-- David Brahm (brahm at alum.mit.edu)
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