Subject: Re: bug in Rdconvlib.pl converting to latex (PR#311)
Date: Thu 04 Nov 1999 - 18:20:51 EST
>>>>> "Ray" == Ray Brownrigg <Ray.Brownrigg@mcs.vuw.ac.nz> writes:
Ray> If .../<pkg>/man/ contains a filename beginning with [, such as
Ray> [.datetimes, Rdconvlib.pl cannot convert that help file into latex at
Ray> INSTALL time. [Using --no-latex is a workaround.]
Ray> The error given is:
Ray> # R INSTALL ssCatalogues
>>>> Building/Updating help pages for package `ssCatalogues'
Ray> Formats: text html latex example
Ray> /^[.datetimes$/: unmatched  in regexp at /vol/R/etc/Rdconvlib.pl line
Ray> 1322, <rdfile> chunk 36.
Ray> Unfortunately the script stops at that point, so none of the following
Ray> help files are installed.
Well, the bug is more that of documentation of what is allowed for *.Rd
For portability, we even had to give up having e.g.,
I'd say the rule must contain
>>>> | For portability reasons, R source files must start with |
>>>> | [a-zA-Z] |
>>>> | and should be unique within a package if lowercased. |
Maybe we even have to consider more restrictions..
Should this be put into the
FAQ, ?library (...base/man/library.Rd), and/or
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