[Rd] Underscores in package names
neon|r@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 9 20:00:41 CEST 2019
Won't it be better to have a convention that allows lowercase, dash,
underscore and dot as only valid characters for new package names and keep
the ancient format validation scheme for older package names?
This could be implemented by a single function, taking a strictNaming_b_1
parameter which defaults to true. Easy to use, and compliance results will
vary according to the parameter value, allowing strict compliance for new
package names and lazy compliance for older ones.
Doing so allows to enforce a new package name convention while also
insuring continuity of compliance for already existing package names.
Fabien GELINEAU alias Neonira
Le ven. 9 août 2019 à 18:40, Kevin Wright <kw.stat using gmail.com> a écrit :
> Please, no. I'd also like to disallow uppercase letters in package names.
> For instance, the cuteness of using a capital "R" in package names is
> outweighed by the annoyance of trying to remember which packages use an
> upper-case letter.
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 9:32 AM Jim Hester <james.f.hester using gmail.com>
> > Are there technical reasons that package names cannot be snake case?
> > This seems to be enforced by `.standard_regexps()$valid_package_name`
> > which currently returns
> > "[[:alpha:]][[:alnum:].]*[[:alnum:]]"
> > Is there any technical reason this couldn't be altered to accept `_`
> > as well, e.g.
> > "[[:alpha:]][[:alnum:]._]*[[:alnum:]]"
> > I realize that historically `_` has not always been valid in variable
> > names, but this has now been acceptable for 15+ years (since R 1.9.0 I
> > believe). Might we also allow underscores for package names?
> > Jim
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