Re: [Rd] Replying to bug reports

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Sat 17 Jul 2004 - 20:37:23 EST

Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>>"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?
> 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#.

Indeed, see yesterdays the duplicated reports #7100 and #7102. Where it would have been essential (at least for Roger's mail client) to move the PR#7100 in front of the subject line.

I don't know JitterBug. Is it possible to put the PR# in front of the subject line rather than appending it at the end in order to overcome this quite frequent problem with rather long subject lines?


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