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

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 08:33:16 +0200

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> 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.

That would be nice ... names in RApril.zip such as
won't work in 3.11 anyway ...

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