Signal deprecated argument by using self-documenting sentinel deprecated() as default argument. Test whether the caller has supplied the argument with is_present().

deprecated()

is_present(arg)

Arguments

arg

A deprecated() function argument.

Magical defaults

We recommend importing lifecycle::deprecated() in your namespace and use it without the namespace qualifier.

In general, we advise against such magical defaults, i.e. defaults that cannot be evaluated by the user. In the case of deprecated(), the trade-off is worth it because the meaning of this default is obvious and there is no reason for the user to call deprecated() themselves.

Examples

foobar_adder <- function(foo, bar, baz = deprecated()) { # Check if user has supplied `baz` instead of `bar` if (lifecycle::is_present(baz)) { # Signal the deprecation to the user deprecate_warn("1.0.0", "foo::bar_adder(baz = )", "foo::bar_adder(bar = )") # Deal with the deprecated argument for compatibility bar <- baz } foo + bar } foobar_adder(1, 2)
#> [1] 3
foobar_adder(1, baz = 2)
#> Warning: The `baz` argument of `bar_adder()` is deprecated as of foo 1.0.0. #> Please use the `bar` argument instead. #> This warning is displayed once per session. #> Call `lifecycle::last_warnings()` to see where this warning was generated.
#> [1] 3