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Request: use current directory be used as the default package to build #87

halpo opened this Issue Apr 24, 2012 · 0 comments


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halpo commented Apr 24, 2012

It's slightly annoying to set the package at the beginning of every session. Might I suggest that the current directory be used as the default. This requires very minor changes to the as.package function. I thought this so minor a change that there was no need to include it in a formal pull request.

#' Coerce input to a package.
#' Possibile specifications of package:
#' \itemize{
#'   \item path
#'   \item name (lookup in .Rpackages)
#'   \item package object
#' }
#' @param x object to coerce to a package
#' @export
as.package <- function(x = NULL) {
  if (is.null(x)) {
    x <- get_last_package()
  if (is.null(x)) {
    message("package not set, checking '.'")
    x <- '.'
  else if (is.package(x)) 

  path <- find_package(x)
  if (is.null(path)) {
    stop("Can't find package ", x, call. = FALSE)

  pkg <- load_pkg_description(path)

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