[Rd] bug in help: R-devel pre 3.0

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 22:50:36 CET 2013

On 13-01-28 4:01 PM, Mark.Bravington at csiro.au wrote:
> G'day
> There's a bug in R-devel help() when something is documented in multiple places. Eg
>> library( gmp)
>> ?apply
> The browser window then contains:
> Error in length(packages):"Help on topic '%s' was found in the following package:" :
>    NA/NaN argument
> Also, the *next* time 'help' or '?' is called (even with eg '?glm'), the following warning message appears in the R console.
> Warning message:
> In ngettext(length(packages):"Help on topic '%s' was found in the following package:",  :
>    NAs introduced by coercion
> This is on build 61745, but has been around for a while. All good in R 2.15.2 (the browser says there's help in several places, and you get to pick). I'm using windows XP and Firefox as the browser, but the error message looks more general.

Now fixed in r61770.  It was a typo introduced in a change back in 
September having to do with internationalization.  Thanks for the report.

Duncan Murdoch

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