R-alpha: Re: Extensions .R and .Rd (in base/funs/ and base/man/ )

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk
23 Aug 1997 12:59:39 +0200

Robert Gentleman <rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:

> Whatever extensions are decided on for any of the R stuff it is important
> to realize that Windows (3.11) only lets you have one dot (.) and then
> only 3 characters. The base name should be only 8 characters long as well.
> Since I'm worrying about it a little these days I just want to put my 2 cents
> worth in on this topic.
> It is looking like a real pain to translate the current set of html files to
> this format which means that there is going to be some real work required in
> getting a 3.11 version going.

Is it possible that the HTML->RTF->WinHelp generation pointer I sent
you would work faster? Point being that you could generate the RTF
file on a machine with long filenames yielding a file with *internal"
links, no restrictions on names, and in turn a .HLP file - which we
want to have anyway.

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