Re: [Rd] Possible Latex problem in R-devel?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 24 Aug 2004 - 06:14:44 EST


On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> > What version of perl?
>
> Ack, didn't realize it was this ancient. Version 5.005_03, which is what
> comes with FreeBSD 4.9 apparently. I did install the /usr/ports version
> of perl is 5.8.2, although there seems to be other problems here (which
> are most likely related to my system, will track that down before bringing
> that issue up - it appears to be a mismatch on my libraries between the
> two versions).

Yes, that version of perl has a lot of bugs, but in theory we support it. (It seems worse than either 5.004 or 5.005_04.)

> > print $latexout &latex_link_trans0($blocks{"name"});
> > will probably solve it for you.
>
> Yup, this works, thanks.

I've changed the sources, to be defensive. I don't like reading Perl like that, but it does work more portably.

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