[Rd] ‘:::’ call

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Wed Aug 28 18:29:28 CEST 2013

On Aug 28, 2013, at 11:15 AM, Paul Gilbert <pgilbert902 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a package (TSdbi) which provides end user functions that I export, and several utilities for plugin packages (e.g. TSMySQL) that I do not export because I do not intend them to be exposed to end users. I call these from the plugin packages using TSdbi:::  but that now produces a note in the checks:
> * checking dependencies in R code ... NOTE
> Namespace imported from by a ‘:::’ call: ‘TSdbi’
>  See the note in ?`:::` about the use of this operator. :: should be
>  used rather than ::: if the function is exported, and a package
>  almost never needs to use ::: for its own functions.
> Is there a preferred method to accomplish this in a way that does not produce a note?
> Thanks,
> Paul


See this rather lengthy discussion that occurred within the past week:



Marc Schwartz

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