[Rd] Which functions are there to parse a NAMESPACE file (without installing the package)

Peter Meilstrup peter.meilstrup at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 15:35:33 CET 2014

Try the function parseNamespaceFile in base. Not documented but its
output should be understandable.


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Markus Müller
<markus.mueller.1.g at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the purpose of automatic documentation, I want to parse a NAMESPACE
> file of the package to be documented.
> I want to know the contents:
> exportedClasses , exportedMethods and so on
> to be able to hide the part of the documentation not exposed in the
> Up to now I am parsing the file myself and do some regexpr stuff to get
> what i want.
> It would however be much nicer to use the facilities that R itself probably
> provides, so that i could handle everything R can and remove the
> unnecessary duplication.
> (Since R hast to look at the NAMESPACE while e.g. building a package from
> source those parsers should be certainly there)
> I just don't know where to look for them.
> Thanks in advance
> Markus
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