[R] keep.source.pkgs()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 4 08:13:42 CEST 2004

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Thomas Lumley wrote:

>  I can't remember the historical reason why utils isn't loaded in binary
> form in 1.9.1.  In r-devel they are all loaded from binary databases when
> used.

It's size.  The R code for utils is relatively small (relative to stats
and graphics, or lattice and nlme) and so using a saved image was only a
little faster. For r-devel the tradeoff is more biased in favour of binary
loading, but for example package splines is still stored as text.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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