[Rd] Empty package skeleton

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sun Apr 14 13:51:38 CEST 2013

On 14 April 2013 at 14:10, Renaud Gaujoux wrote:
| Hi,
| I know this has been reported/asked before (
| http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e15/devel/11/10/0831.html) but it would
| still be just nice to have a fix for the not user-friendly fact that one
| cannot create a completely empty package skeleton (see previous post for a
| suggested patch).
| In the same vein, I would add to the original suggestion from Herve Pages
| that it would be nice to have a quick way to create an empty package
| skeleton, skipping all objects possibly defined in .GlobalEnv, e.g.
| "package.skeleton('pkg', NA)", although I believe Herve's patch would
| automatically allow/handle a call like "package.skeleton('pkg',
| character())".
| Conclusion, nothing urgent, which could be done in 1min spare time, but
| could save 1min to many friendly future package developers :)

I am also willing to help here as I do not like the fact that the generated
Rd file itself is broken.  A hint from R Core that clean patches would be
taken would be welcomed...

[ And I often call package.skeleton() from a fresh session, that is pretty
close to creating an empty package. ]


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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