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A use_news() function #957
It is imo unclear what the best practice is.
Personally I like NEWS.md. In fact recently (wch/r-source@e7cf1f0) NEWS.md is picked up by CRAN. Incidentally inst/NEWS.md is also picked up, which is a pity, because I specifically put NEWs.md in inst/ so that CRAN does not bother with them....
CRAN uses Pandoc to format Markdown, which is unfortunate, because GitHub uses a different parser, and you often end up with an MD file that is fine on GitHub, but gives warnings or errors on CRAN. And then you get emails from CRAN.
Btw. here is a recent discussion about NEWS.md: http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/NEWS-md-support-on-CRAN-td4707539.html
There was no change it seems: https://github.com/wch/r-source/commits/e7cf1f06c0cdf439eca9d561b84316a44089e142/src/library/tools/R/check.R