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

Luke Tierney luke at stat.uiowa.edu
Thu Jan 22 18:37:26 MET 2004

On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, 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 TL's suggestion to use Using R for the mark-up structure seems
very reasonable to me.  Asking package authors to write in XML
directly, or anything that would make doing that the path of least
resistance, is I think a non-starter.


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