R-alpha: S-help (and S-help-to-R-help)

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 23 May 1997 07:02:04 +0200

>>>>> Ross Ihaka writes:

> Before you invest too much effort in fancy conversion scripts ...
> I really want to change the documentation format to something based on
> SGML - this should be much easier to parse than the present m4
> macro-based stuff, and allow use to use more sophisticated tools for
> the construction and processing of documentation.

Nothing fancy.  Thomas' script has a few (minor) problems, and I'd like
to fix them.

> Like much of R, the present solution was just a temporary hack ...
> But it is something which is getting to the top of the list.

> Any filter you create should have a back-end which could be (easily)
> adapted to a new format.

Hmm.  I think it's more like looking into the S help format to figure
out what is going on.  The new one which converts to SGML will perhaps
be somewhere in between converting to LaTeX and to current R help

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