Re: [Rd] R CMD Rdconv drops sections: arguments, seealso, examples (PR#9649)

From: Bill Dunlap <>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 12:39:40 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 4 May 2007, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Thu, 3 May 2007, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > It is not clear to me that throwing an error is helpful as it would stop
> > the package installation process when all but one section in one .Rd file
> > would be useful. But it would seem good to give a warning, and so I
> > propose that we adapt your code to do so.
> Doing so (now in R-devel) shows a couple of false positives (\align{{} in
> Paren.Rd is one), and rather a lot of correct warnings about excess }s
> that are not doing any harm. So I have tuned the warnings to be less
> strident in the latter case.

That sounds good.

Here is a modification of your fix that prints a message for problem in the Rd file, not just the first. E.g., in an old version of the msm package it gives

  Note: unmatched right brace in './msm/man/deltamethod.Rd' on or after line 32
  Note: unmatched right brace in './msm/man/deltamethod.Rd' on or after line 54
  Note: unmatched right brace in './msm/man/deltamethod.Rd' on or after line 55
instead of just complaining about the first one.


Bill Dunlap
Insightful Corporation
bill at insightful dot com

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