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

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Tue 24 Aug 2004 - 16:56:50 EST

>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <> >>>>> on Mon, 23 Aug 2004 21:14:44 +0100 (BST) writes:

    BDR> 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).

    BDR> Yes, that version of perl has a lot of bugs, but in theory we support it.     BDR> (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.

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

I'm glad for the change.
Our redhat enterprise version of perl (5.8.0) also couldn't deal with the other syntax.

Martin mailing list Received on Tue Aug 24 17:00:29 2004

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