Re: [Rd] Wishlist: Sweave: allow line breaks after forward slashes (PR#9444)

From: Arne Henningsen <>
Date: Mon 15 Jan 2007 - 22:43:48 GMT

On Monday, 15. January 2007 18:44, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 1/15/2007 11:23 AM, Arne Henningsen wrote:
> > On Friday, 12. January 2007 11:39, you wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> I think you misunderstood me, given the "long answer".
> >
> > Indeed, I misunderstood you.
> >
> >> We haven't
> >> changed the way deparse() handles "/". The solution in R-devel is given
> >> below.
> >
> > I prefer to use "keep.source=FALSE", because I generally like that Sweave
> > takes the job to format the code chunks. Therefore, it would be great if
> > Sweave is allowed to introduce line breaks after forward slashes, e.g. if
> > deparse() adds a blank after a forward slash.
> > Please move this wish from "wishlst-fulfilled" to "wishlst".
> I don't think so. If I thought it was a reasonable request, I'd do
> that, but it's not. You have a perfectly general solution to your
> problem.

However, setting "keep.source = FALSE" has (IMHO) one major advantage: I can easily (and globally) change the width of the code chunks by "options( width = XXX )", e.g. if I change the paper size, the margins or the font size. With "keep.source = TRUE", I would have to reformat all code chunks by hand and I generally prefer that my software (LaTeX, Sweave) does this task for me. Hence, "keep.source = TRUE" is not a "perfectly general solution" (at least) for me.

> The fact that it isn't the one you want doesn't mean it needs
> to be listed as an outstanding issue in the bug reporting system.

Okay. Where can I list "minor" wishes?


> Duncan Murdoch

Arne Henningsen
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Kiel
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D-24098 Kiel (Germany)
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