[Rd] RFC: API design of package "modules"

Jeroen Ooms jeroenooms at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 21:51:20 CEST 2014

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM, Gabriel Becker <gmbecker at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> pkg::fun() will call function fun from the namespace of package pkg
> *without loading it onto the search path*

It is important to use conventional terminology here. The package (and
its dependencies) gets loaded but not *attached*. The `library` and
`require` functions load and attach a package in a single step. You
can also manually attach and detach environments to/from the search
path using the `attach` and `detach` functions.

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