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[R] Document that you don't have to use tidyselect if you don't want

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    • Wish
    • Status: Resolved
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • 0.15.0
    • R

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      I noticed tonight that several functions from the tidyselect package are re-exported by arrow. Why is this necessary? In my opinion, the arrow R package should strive to have as few dependencies as possible and should have no opinion about which parts of the R ecosystem ("tidy" or otherwise) are used with it.

      I think it would be valuable to cut the tidyselect re-exports, and to make feather::read_feather()'s argument col_select take a character vector of column names instead of a "tidyselect::vars_select()" object. I think that would be more natural and would be intuitive for a broader group of R users.

      Would you be open to removing tidyselect and changing feather::read_feather() this way?

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              npr Neal Richardson
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