[Rd] Replying to bug reports

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Jul 17 10:03:24 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Roger" == Roger D Peng <rpeng at jhsph.edu>
>>>>>     on Fri, 16 Jul 2004 16:13:17 -0400 writes:

    Roger> I have a naive question here, but only because I've
    Roger> managed to screw this up twice in the last week.

    Roger> What is the correct way to reply to a bug report?

    Roger> Should r-bugs be in the To: or Cc: fields?  I
    Roger> originally thought that hitting "Reply" and stripping
    Roger> of the r-devel email address was sufficient but
    Roger> apparently not.

and be careful to keep the string '(PR#....)' as part of the
subject *)  That should really suffice.

Can you remind me of an example where it didn't?


 Brian found it useful to move that string to the
 beginning of the subject line in those cases where that line
 has been relatively long -- since other people's mailers may
 break the line in two - which for the 'R-bugs' mail handler
 makes the 2nd part to be "not Subject" and leads to creation of
 another PR#.

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