[R] NAMESPACE and tests for unexported functions

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Jul 7 22:01:58 CEST 2004

Not sure if this is recommended for testing purposes, but you can try using
`:::'; e.g., mypkg:::invisibleFunction(...).


> From: Paul Roebuck
> How do you get around the problem of having tests for
> functions that are not exported in NAMESPACE? It seems
> rather self-defeating to have to export everything so
> that 'R CMD CHECK pkg' won't crash when it encounters
> a test case for an internal function. I don't want
> someone using the package to call the function, but the
> package itself should be able to see its own contents.
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> SIGSIG -- signature too long (core dumped)

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