[Rd] legitimate use of :::

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Fri Aug 23 03:54:26 CEST 2013

Dear Gray,

On Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:41:58 -0500
 Gray <gray at clhn.co> wrote:
> Peter Meilstrup: (05:01PM on Thu, Aug 22)
> >One most often encounters namespace conflicts at the user level, when
> >loading two packages that have no logical connection other than both
> >bearing on your problem of the moment.
> Unless I'm mistaken, you can reassign the hidden functions, ie
> fna <- joespackage:::usefulfunction
> fnb <- janespackage:::usefulfunction

This will now generate a note from R CMD check and an objection from the CRAN administrators.


> which is a little bit of a pain, but makes the user's code
> unambiguous.  This also works with two colons for explicitly exported
> functions.
> -- 
> Gray Calhoun, Assistant Professor of Economics at Iowa State http://gray.clhn.co (web)
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