[Rd] Depending/Importing data only packages

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 23:16:06 CET 2013

> Just to be clear, I distinguish the "batteries included" situation from the
> "spare batteries included" situation. I think it should be possible to
> automatically load everything that is really needed, that is why I think the
> Bayesian database is a more important case. But it strikes me as bad to
> attach everything that could ever possibly be wanted by a user. After all,
> it would be possible to automatically attach all packages. Some packages
> seemed to be headed in that direction before the new rules started to be
> enforced.

I agree, but for data only packages, attaching the namespace has no
impact on other code because it's empty.



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