Re: [Rd] Replying to bug reports

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sat 17 Jul 2004 - 18:03:24 EST

>>>>> "Roger" == Roger D Peng <rpeng@jhsph.edu>
>>>>> on Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:13:17 -0400 writes:

    Roger> I have a naive question here, but only because I've     Roger> managed to screw this up twice in the last week.

    Roger> What is the correct way to reply to a bug report?

    Roger> Should r-bugs be in the To: or Cc: fields?  I
    Roger> originally thought that hitting "Reply" and stripping
    Roger> of the r-devel email address was sufficient but
    Roger> apparently not.

and be careful to keep the string '(PR#....)' as part of the subject *) That should really suffice.

Can you remind me of an example where it didn't?

Martin

*)
 Brian found it useful to move that string to the  beginning of the subject line in those cases where that line  has been relatively long -- since other people's mailers may  break the line in two - which for the 'R-bugs' mail handler  makes the 2nd part to be "not Subject" and leads to creation of  another PR#.



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