Re: [Rd] Replying to bug reports

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Sat 17 Jul 2004 - 18:03:24 EST

>>>>> "Roger" == Roger D Peng <>
>>>>> 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?


 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#. mailing list Received on Sat Jul 17 18:08:49 2004

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