[Rd] conflicted: an alternative conflict resolution strategy

Hadley Wickham h@wickh@m @ending from gm@il@com
Fri Aug 24 14:27:15 CEST 2018

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 4:28 AM Joris Meys <jorismeys using gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Hadley,
> There's been some mails from you lately about packages on R-devel. I would argue that the appropriate list for that is R-pkg-devel, as I've been told myself not too long ago. People might get confused and think this is about a change to R itself, which it obviously is not.

The description for R-pkg-devel states:

> This list is to get help about package development in R. The goal of the list is to provide a forum for learning about the package development process. We hope to build a community of R package developers who can help each other solve problems, and reduce some of the burden on the CRAN maintainers. If you are having problems developing a package or passing R CMD check, this is the place to ask!

The description for R-devel states:

> This list is intended for questions and discussion about code development in R. Questions likely to prompt discussion unintelligible to non-programmers or topics that are too technical for R-help's audience should go to R-devel, unless they are specifically about problems in R package development where the R-package-devel list is rather appropriate, see the posting guide section. The main R mailing list is R-help.

My questions are not about how to develop a package, R CMD check, or
how to get it on CRAN, but instead about the semantics of the packages
I am working on. My opinion is supported by the fact that a number of
members of the R core team have responded (both on list and off) and
have not expressed concern about my choice of venue.

That said, I am happy to change venues (or simply not email at all) if
there is widespread concern that my emails are inappropriate.



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