R Shiny Sources Twice

This might be intended behavior but I've been coding in Shiny for 2 years and have never seen any mention of this. Essentially, if you make a Shiny app and have "R" as a folder, all scripts sourced from that folder will run twice whenever the app runs and will be sourced before everything else.

# app.R
library(shiny)

source("R/src1.R")
source("dog/src2.R")
source("R/src3.R")

ui <- fluidPage(
    titlePanel(""),
    sidebarLayout(
        sidebarPanel(),
        mainPanel()
    )
)

server <- function(input, output) { }
shinyApp(ui = ui, server = server)
# R/src1.R
print("src1")
# dog/src2.R
print("src2")
# R/src3.R
print("src3")

I'm really curious whether anyone else has encountered this behavior ... it took almost a whole evening for me to diagnose and really cut into my development time. Here was my output:

[1] "src1"
[1] "src3"
[1] "src1"
[1] "src2"
[1] "src3"

Yes this is intended behaviour. Please see the section

The R/ directory

here:

https://shiny.rstudio.com/articles/app-formats.html

As of Shiny version 1.3.2.9001, any .R files found in an R/ directory adjacent to your app will be automatically loaded when your app starts.

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