[Rd] [RFC] A case for freezing CRAN

Frank Harrell f.harrell at Vanderbilt.Edu
Wed Mar 19 13:26:35 CET 2014

To me it boils down to one simple question: is an update to a package on 
CRAN more likely to (1) fix a bug, (2) introduce a bug or downward 
incompatibility, or (3) add a new feature or fix a compatibility problem 
without introducing a bug?  I think the probability of (1) | (3) is much 
greater than the probability of (2), hence the current approach 
maximizes user benefit.

Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chairman      School of Medicine
                    Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University

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