R-alpha: Re: Extensions .R and .Rd (in base/funs/ and base/man/ )
Martin Maechler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 14:16:51 +0200
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>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <email@example.com> writes:
MM> On Aug. 14,
MM> "Ross" == Ross Ihaka <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ross> Re the emacs stuff:
Ross> 2. Peter Dalgaard made the suggestion that we made R source names
Ross> end in ".R" in the source tree. This seems like a good idea. We
Ross> might also consider making manual files end in .man so that it
Ross> obvious what they are.
MM> Kurt and me also would like to agree on a file extension for
MM> 'R man' files.
MM> Either .man [PROBLEM: this extension is used in Unix
MM> already for [t/n]roff style manual pages.
MM> Emacs therefore switches to nroff mode for this
MM> extension. That's why I wouldn't like it all.]
MM> or .Rd [in S there are '.d' help files with roff-like syntax]
MM> or .Rman
Current status (between Kurt & me):
.Rman (in DEcreasing order of preference)
My own order of preference would be
.Rman .Rd .Rdoc
which would result in '.Rd' as a fair compromise.
Any other opinions / votes ?
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