> On 11 Feb 2020, at 09:54, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.ga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 8:52 AM Rainer M Krug <rai...@krugs.de> wrote:
>> On 11 Feb 2020, at 09:42, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.ga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 8:38 AM Rainer M Krug <rai...@krugs.de> wrote:
>> On 10 Feb 2020, at 17:58, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.ga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe you have large, ignored files in the package directory? R first
>> creates a copy of the whole directory and only applies `.Rbuildignore`
>> after that.
>> THANKS - you solved my question without me having to answer it. As I am
>> using a makefile to build the package, I can easily rename the ignored
>> directories before calling build.
>> But the question is why are these ignored directories scanned before
>> building the package? They should be ignored anyway?
>> A makefile is a good idea, but I would rather move the files that are
>> needed to a temporary directory, instead of temporarily renaming
>> unneeded files, because if the makefile fails, then you won't restore
>> them and your project will be in a broken state.
>> You are right. Having two targets (prepare build, finalise build) which move
>> the files and put them back afterwards would be the best option (and make
>> the build call both).
>> Is there a way to have an .onExit() type function in a makefile?
> The on-exit mechanism can fail as well. It is just better not to move
> around the files of the project I think.
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