[Rd] Typo in tools:::format.check_Rd_metadata()

From: Hervé Pagès <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:31:10 -0700


With R version 2.13.0 alpha (2011-03-24 r55004), 'R CMD check' will produce the following output on some packages:

This is happening on packages that contain duplicated \name or \alias tags in their Rd files. 'R CMD check' is able to detect this situation but is not able to display the warning message correctly because of a typo in the tools:::format.check_Rd_metadata() function:

   format.check_Rd_metadata <-
   function(x, ...)

       if(length(bad <- x$files_with_duplicated_name)) {
                  function(nm) {
                      c(gettextf("Rd files with duplicated name '%s':",

}, if(length(bad <- x$files_with_duplicated_aliases)) { unlist(lapply(names(bad)), function(nm) { c(gettextf("Rd files with duplicated alias '%s':", nm), .pretty_format(bad[[nm]]))


Note the closing parentesis for the lapply() calls? Looks like it was intended to be something like:

                         function(nm) {
                             c(gettextf("Rd files with duplicated name 


Hervé Pagès

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