Dear R devs, I would like to raise a request for a simple helper function. Utility function to extract package dependencies from DESCRIPTION file.
I do think that tools package is better place, for such a fundamental functionality, than community packages. tools pkg seems perfect fit (having already great function write_PACKAGES). Functionality I am asking for is already in R svn repository since 2016, in a branch tools4pkgs. Function is called 'packages.dcf'. Another one 'repos.dcf' would be a good functional complementary to it. Those two simple helper functions really makes it easier for organizations to glue together usage of their own R packages repos and CRAN repo in a smooth way. That could possibly help to offload CRAN from new submissions. gh mirror link for easy preview: https://github.com/wch/r-source/blob/tools4pkgs/src/library/tools/R/packages.R#L419 Regards Jan Gorecki [[alternative HTML version deleted]] ______________________________________________ Rfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel