[Rd] ChangeLog for R packages {was "Wish list"}

Byron Ellis bellis at hsph.harvard.edu
Thu Jan 22 17:51:25 MET 2004

Certainly easier than the other way around. As an added bonus if the 
XML happened to be, say, RSS the R XML ChangeLog could be kept on 
r-project.org and subscribed using these RSS newsreaders that have 
become so popular of late. It also solves my biggest problem with NEWS 
where rsync tells me the NEWS file has changed, but I can't locate the 
change for the life of me.

On Jan 21, 2004, at 9:56 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:48:04 -0800, you wrote:
>> Some of us don't mind using XML because it gives us much more
>> flexibility to do interesting things with our data quite easily at the
>> expense of a little markup.
> Would it be easy to write a function that read the XML and produced
> something like the current NEWS format?
> If that's easy, then one option is to suggest that people keep the
> original source in XML, with the BUILD process doing the conversion,
> but allow people to edit the human-readable version directly if they
> prefer.
> Duncan Murdoch
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Byron Ellis (bellis at hsph.harvard.edu)
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