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A maintenance release of the inline package arrived on CRAN today. inline facilitates writing code in-line in simple string expressions or short files. The package is mature and in maintenance mode: Rcpp used it greatly for several years but then moved on to Rcpp Attributes so we have a much limited need for extensions to inline. But a number of other package have a hard dependence on it, so we do of course look after it as part of the open source social contract (which is a name I just made up, but you get the idea…)

This release was triggered by a (as usual very reasonable) CRAN request to update the per-package manual page which had become stale. We now use Rd macros, you can see the diff for just that file at GitHub; I also include it below. My pkgKitten package-creation helper uses the same scheme, I wholeheartedly recommend it — as the diff shows, it makes things a lot simpler.

Some other changes reflect both two user-contributed pull request, as well as standard minor package update issues. See below for a detailed list of changes extracted from the NEWS file.

#### Changes in inline version 0.3.15 (2018-05-18)

• Correct requireNamespace() call thanks (Alexander Grueneberg in #5).

• Small simplification to .travis.yml; also switch to https.

• Use seq_along instead of seq(along=...) (Watal M. Iwasaki) in #6).

• Update package manual page using references to DESCRIPTION file [CRAN request].