[Rd] DESCRIPTION file: Space after colon mandatory?
kirill.mueller at ivt.baug.ethz.ch
Tue Mar 29 15:44:10 CEST 2016
According to R-exts, DESCRIPTION is a DCF variant, and " Fields start
with an ASCII name immediately followed by a colon: the value starts
after the colon and a space." However, according to the linked
horizontal space before and after a value are trimmed, this is also the
behavior of read.dcf().
Is this an omission in the documentation, or is the space after the
colon actually required? Thanks.
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