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

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 24 Aug 2004 - 16:56:50 EST

>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> >>>>> 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



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