[Rd] Parsing multi-line strings. Bug? Feature?

Kevin Wright kwright at eskimo.com
Thu Jul 29 00:09:04 CEST 2004

I have an S-Plus library that I would like to port to R.  The library 
sends a mix of static and dynamic output to an html file.  For example

Big block of HTML formatting code
More static text

With S-Plus I can just cut and paste HTML code from other files into my 
S-Plus script file.  This makes maintenance of the script fairly easy.

The R parser chokes on this and requires strings to have a backslash for 
line continuation:

f = function(){
 sometext = " abc \

Mark Bravington discussed the same issue (with comments about
the documentation) here:

I would like to echo Mark's request that compatability with S-Plus 
be considered.


Kevin Wright

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