Re: [Rd] Bug report (PR#7341)

From: Dan Bolser <>
Date: Fri 05 Nov 2004 - 23:32:39 EST

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>> "dan" == dan <>
>>>>>> on Thu, 4 Nov 2004 19:08:08 +0100 (CET) writes:
> dan> Full_Name: Dan B Version: na OS: na Submission from:
> dan> (NULL) (
> dan> I can't log into the bug tracker (I can't find where to
> dan> register / login).
>[that's not what you should do.

OK, I just wanted to post a 'follow up' to the original 'bug'.

> Have you read on this in the FAQ or help( ?
> Please, please, do.

Sorry. This is probably the cause of all the problems.

I know this isn't a 'bug' in the strict sense, but nither are the 'wishlist' entries on the bugs pages. I thought a bug report was a good place to log these requests, so that they didn't get 'dropped' in the system (i.e. "I thought you were catching that" - "Oh I thought *you* were catching that")

The bug report could be debated / altered as any bug is.

What classifies as a 'documentation bug'? A piece of documentation that crashes my OS? (or my brain? ;)

Anyway, I know better now.

Thanks very much for the information,
All the best,

> dan> In this way I can't add the following context diff
> dan> (hopefully in the right order) for my changes to the
> dan> matrix.Rd...
> dan> Hmm... I guess this should be a separate report
> dan> anyway...
>No, this is really not a bug report __AT ALL__
>You had all this long discussion about how the documentation
>can/could/should/{is_hard_to} be improved and end up sending
>a *bug report* ?
>Whereas I value your contribution for improving the matrix help
>page -- and I do think both changes are worthwhile ---
>there is no bug, and hence a bug report is *WRONG*!
>Sending this to R-devel [instead! - not automagically via the
>bug report] would have been perfectly fine and helpful...
> dan> The first diff explains how the dimnames list should
> dan> work, and the second diff gives an example of using the
> dan> dimnames list. (no equivelent example exists, and where
> dan> better than the matrix man page to show this off).
>I'll put in a version of your proposed improvement,
>but please do try more to understand what's appropriate for bug
>Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> mailing list Received on Fri Nov 05 23:44:24 2004

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