[R] Several R vs S-Plus issues

David Brahm a215020 at agate.fmr.com
Wed Oct 3 18:56:51 CEST 2001

Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> Sorry if I sound annoyed, but I am....

Grossly unfair, Peter!  And since you chose to vent your annoyance publicly,
I am responding publicly.  I spent several hours trying to build a coherent,
single-page summary of my observations over several weeks, and my reward is a
scolding for sending my email to the address given in the FAQ???  Jeez!  Just
delete it if it offends so much!

> PLEASE do not post several bugs in one report ...
> PLEASE discern between actual bugs and points for discussion...

Not mentioned in the FAQ (section 9.2), nor anywhere else on CRAN that I can
find.  It sounds like r-bugs is some kind of automated system that cannot
handle non-standard formatting, is that it?  I assumed it was just read by a
human (the "bugs guy"), parsed, and handed out appropriately, sorry.

> PLEASE do not mail to multiple addresses. All bug reports are echoed
> to the r-devel list and should be discussed there.

Then I don't understand how to communicate with the "development team", besides
just posting to the general discussion list.  Is every posting there really
read and handled by the right people?  I guess I fundamentally don't understand
your communication model, e.g. how my comment about subsetting (which isn't
strictly a "bug") gets to the guy who actually writes "[".

> Sorry if I sound annoyed, but I am....

Likewise.  R-help sure is filled with a lot of negativity.

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