[Rd] Package manpage DCF hooks

Paul Roebuck roebuck at mdanderson.org
Mon Nov 14 22:57:04 CET 2005

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> On 11/14/05, Paul Roebuck <roebuck at mdanderson.org> wrote:
> > Was looking at what was output for <pkgname>-package.Rd
> > and wondered if any there was any means (via macro, etc)
> > to merge some of the same information with a template
> > for my package manpage? As much (all?) of the generated
> > information was already provided in the DESCRIPTION, I'd
> > prefer not to have to update the information in multiple
> > places. I'm thinking here that I could provide a template
> > file "<pkgname>-package.Rd.in" and during build, the
> > DCF information could be substituted appropriately and
> > "<pkgname>-package.Rd" would be output.
> >
> > see also:
> >    promptPackage method
> What I do is make my whatever-package.Rd page be
> the central page where one can get a list of all
> the other places one can look for info (rather than
> placing the info itself there).  See, for example,
> library(dyn)
> package?dyn

Thanks for your reply. That gives me some additional
ideas but still think being able to display DCF
information and public function listing would be a nice
thing to have. For example, 'dyn-package.Rd' repeats its
DCF description.

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