Re: [Rd] Request: bring back windows chm help support (PR#14034)

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 10:59:08 -0500

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:53 AM, John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> I think that there's one more thing to be said in favour of chm help, and
> that's that its format is familiar to Windows users. I've been using html
> help on Windows myself for a long time, but before R 2.10.0 recommended chm
> help to new Windows users of R. That said, I expect that retaining chm help
> just isn't worth the effort.
>

Another point is that even Microsoft itself is moving from chm to another format. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Compiled_HTML_Help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Assistance_Markup_Language



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