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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 11:45:59 CET 2017

On 22/11/2017 1:00 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.

If you run R CMD check on your package, you'll get warnings about lines 
being too long.  New submissions to CRAN will have to follow these 
limits, but CRAN doesn't force package authors to update to meet them.

Duncan Murdoch

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