[Rd] Comments in the DESCRIPTION file
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed May 1 13:44:35 CEST 2013
On May 1, 2013, at 6:01 AM, cgenolin wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since R 3.0.0, the '#' does no longuer works for comments.
> But as noticed above, comments can be introduce by 'anyWord:' or
> 'myComment;' or 'toto:'.
> Since '#' can be used to name a field, we can also used '#:' or '###:' (or
> even '%:' for LaTeX's fans).
> So '#:' is a new possible way for adding comments in DESCRIPTION file.
No, it's not, they are not permitted -- please read the DCF specs:
"Field names must not begin with the comment character, #."
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