Re: [Rd] Bug with message if there is no documentation; R2.8alpha Win32 (PR#13131)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 16:21:40 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008, mwtoews_at_sfu.ca wrote:

> In the latest R 2.8 alpha for Win32, if either of the commands are typed:
>> help("erfc")
> .. or ..
>> ?erfc
> the result is:
> No documentation for 'erfc' in specified packages and libraries:
> you could try '??erfc'
>
> This should be: 'help.search("erfc")', as shown in R 2.7.2

Why do you think so? From the NEWS

     o	??topic now does help.search("topic"); variations such as
 	??pkg::topic or field??topic are also supported.

> Apologies if this has already been submitted/fixed.

Please ask on R-devel about unreleased versions of R: from http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rtest.html

   'Please don't report bugs in this version through the usual R bug    reporting system, please report them on the r-devel mailing list.'

> -Mike
>
> --please do not edit the information below--
>
> Version:
> platform = i386-pc-mingw32
> arch = i386
> os = mingw32
> system = i386, mingw32
> status = alpha
> major = 2
> minor = 8.0
> year = 2008
> month = 10
> day = 03
> svn rev = 46594
> language = R
> version.string = R version 2.8.0 alpha (2008-10-03 r46594)
>
> Windows XP (build 2600) Service Pack 3
>
> Locale:
> LC_COLLATE=English_Canada.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_Canada.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_Canada.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_Canada.1252
>
> Search Path:
> .GlobalEnv, package:stats, package:graphics, package:grDevices,
> package:utils, package:datasets, package:methods, Autoloads, package:base
>
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