[Rd] % symbol in .Rd files?
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jul 27 11:12:33 CEST 2006
>>>>> "Dominick" == Dominick Samperi <dsamperi at decisionsynergy.com>
>>>>> on Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:07:29 -0400 writes:
Dominick> Hello, I am encountering problems when there is a
Dominick> '%' character in package .Rd files. More
Dominick> precisely, CRAN is having problems with these
Dominick> characters when running check, whereas I am not
Dominick> seeing any problems under Linux and Windows. I
Dominick> did see these problems, and found that escaping
Dominick> the %'s fixes the problem in my testing, but
Dominick> apparently this does not fix the problem when
Dominick> check is run at CRAN.
Dominick> I suspect that there are some compatibility
Dominick> problems between shells, TeX, or perl versions, or
Dominick> perhaps the check on CRAN goes through more levels
Dominick> of preprocessing?
Dominick> I can probably fix this problem by removing all
Dominick> '%' chars from my .Rd files, but this doesn't seem
Dominick> like a very natural solution.
definitely not. Other packages have them as well,
without giving any CRAN hickups
No, you should find and fix the problem.
Dominick> Any ideas?
We need examples which -- at least for you -- produce the
problem. You could post a small tar file (mime-types 'application/x-tar'
or 'application/x-compressed-tar' are accepted for R-devel) if
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
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