[R-pkg-devel] Rd File Line Widths Not Suggested in Manual

Heather Turner ht at heatherturner.net
Wed Nov 22 11:21:52 CET 2017

Dear Dario,

There is a note in the Guidelines for Rd files
(https://developer.r-project.org/Rds.html) which is linked to in Sec 2.1
of R-ext.

It could be useful for these guidelines could be incorporated in R-ext
itself so people don't have to look in two different places, but I think
some of the guidelines are more critical than others.  (Who puts two
spaces after a period these days??)

Best wishes,


On Wed, Nov 22, 2017, at 06:00 AM, Dario Strbenac wrote:
> Good day,
> I often notice that some lines of code in many PDF manuals generated for
> CRAN packages run off the page. Perhaps the maximum number of characters
> per line should be stated in section 2.16 of Writing R Extensions. It
> would help package authors like me write better Rd files.
> --------------------------------------
> Dario Strbenac
> University of Sydney
> Camperdown NSW 2050
> Australia
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