[Rd] Underscores in package names

Ben Bolker bbo|ker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 9 22:20:08 CEST 2019

 Ugh, but not *as* ambiguous as the proposed example (you can still
split unambiguously on "_"; yes, you could split on "last _" in
Gabriel's example, but ...)

On 2019-08-09 4:17 p.m., Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 09/08/2019 2:41 p.m., Gabriel Becker wrote:
>> Note that this proposal would make mypackage_2.3.1 a valid *package
>> name*,
>> whose corresponding tarball name might be mypackage_2.3.1_2.3.2 after a
>> patch. Yes its a silly example, but why allow that kind of ambiguity?
> CRAN already has a package named "FuzzyNumbers.Ext.2", whose tarball is
> FuzzyNumbers.Ext.2_3.2.tar.gz, so I think we've already lost that game.
> Duncan Murdoch

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