Yeah that is my impression. If this is ever standardized it would be cool to have the git-repo as a fall-back.
I was working with some new packages in R yesterday and I really appreciated being able to write
help(thispackage) and have it immediately open up a detailed man page. Especially if you have no idea what even the function names of that package are. It’s a good way to orient oneself.
Stata has the same requirement, where any package on
ssc must have a full man page, and I’ve also found that helpful working with new packages.
Readmes of git repos are always included in a package, it would be cool if there were a function that just pulled up the readme of a package. Plus this could be a package and not require PRs to the packages themselves.