Re: [Rd] shared-mime-info (PR#8278)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 03 Nov 2005 - 12:14:22 GMT

On Thu, 3 Nov 2005, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk writes:
>
>> We do not usually put features in R which are specific to just some
>> distributions of some OSes, and in this case to one editor on those.
>> We do not for example include the ESS mode for the much-more-widely-used
>> Emacs family of editors.
>>
>> This looks as if it might be appropriate to the Linux binary packages for
>> R, so I suggest you contact their maintainers. But my understanding is
>> that this is an issue for gedit and not for R. Indeed .R is just a
>> convention (one of many choices, including .r and .q) for R itself.
>>
>> I do wonder why you concentrated on .R files and not .Rd files, where I
>> find syntax highlighting more useful.
>
> Mime-types shouldn't be distribution-specific or even editor-specific,
> should they? The whole point is that they can be used for things like
> email attachments that pass from one OS to the other.

AFAIK, the way to register them is distribution-specific.

> It might be useful to have the mime-type definitions for R (and Rd)
> files centralized in R core, with the appropriate OS conventions
> systematized. But I think we need to know more. Who keeps track of
> mime-types? Can we just grab text/x-R (and text/x-Rd and
> application/x-Rdata)? To which extent the XML format a standard; is it
> only used by particular applications?
>
>
>
>> On Thu, 3 Nov 2005 mpiktas@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> Full_Name: Vaidotas Zemlys
>>> Version: 2.1.1
>>> OS: Ubuntu 05.10
>>> Submission from: (NULL) (213.197.173.50)
> .....
>
>>>
>>> Vaidotas Zemlys
>>
>> NB: signature missing
>
> Er, it came in via the rbugs web interface. We don't usually get
> .sig's added to those. We had dozens of messages from VZ on the
> regular mail lists, all without a formal .sig, so this would seem to
> be the least appropriate time to complain.
>
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