[Rd] legitimate use of :::

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Aug 22 13:45:01 CEST 2013

On 22.08.2013 07:45, Yihui Xie wrote:
> Hi,
> So now R CMD check starts to warn against :::, but I believe sometimes
> it is legitimate to use it when developing R packages. For example, I
> have some utils functions that are not exported but I want to share
> them across the packages that I maintain. I do not need to coordinate
> with other authors about these internal functions since I'm the only
> author and I know clearly what I'm doing, and I want to avoid copying
> and pasting the code across packages just to avoid the NOTE in R CMD
> check. What should I do in this case?

Nothing. The way you describe above seems to be a reasonable usage, iff 
you are the same maintainer who knows what is going on. Other 
maintainers should not use one of your not exported (hence non API) 
functions, of course.

Uwe Ligges

> Regards,
> Yihui
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