[Rd] wishlist: better error message in R CMD check

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_myway.com>
Date: Sat 06 Nov 2004 - 18:52:14 EST

I was running R CMD check on Windows XP 2.0.1beta and got this:

Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error on 602

After a lot of aggravation I finally discovered that if I did this:

copy *.R allofthem.R

and checked line 602 in allofthem.R that I could find the error. I noticed that there are repeated references in the help archives to this sort of error and how hard it is to locate it. It certainly would be nice to tell the user which file the error is in and to point to the original files, not some intermediate file or if one must do it in terms of intermediate files to keep the file around and tell the user which and where it is.

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