[Rd] Replying to bug reports

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Jul 17 12:37:23 CEST 2004

Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>>"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?
> Martin
> *)
>  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#.

Indeed, see yesterdays the duplicated reports #7100 and #7102. Where it 
would have been essential (at least for Roger's mail client) to move the 
PR#7100 in front of the subject line.

I don't know JitterBug. Is it possible to put the PR# in front of the 
subject line rather than appending it at the end in order to overcome 
this quite frequent problem with rather long subject lines?


> ______________________________________________
> R-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel

More information about the R-devel mailing list