lifecycle provides a set of tools and conventions to manage the life cycle of your exported functions.
Install the development version of lifecycle from GitHub with:
Use lifecycle to document the status of your exported functions and arguments:
Choose one of the 7 lifecycle stages a function or argument can be in. You can choose from 4 development stages (experimental, maturing, stable, and questining) and 3 deprecation stages (soft-deprecated, deprecated, and defunct).
If the function or argument is deprecated, make sure your users know about by calling
deprecate_stop(). These functions try to be informative without being too verbose, with increasing levels of verbosity as the deprecation stage advances.
Include the relevant lifecycle badge in your documentation.
Consult the usage vignette to learn about the workflow:
vignette("lifecycle", package = "lifecycle").