R-alpha: naming convention for index files
Sun, 7 Sep 1997 17:23:47 +0200
In the process of moving to the new directory structure, we might also
reconsider the naming of the various index files.
A simple idea would be to have an `INDEX' file in each directory where
this is appropriate. E.g., we could have
pkg/funs/INDEX (rather than help/pkg/INDEX)
pkg/data/INDEX (rather than index.doc)
pkg/help/INDEX (rather than AnIndex)
The package TITLE files would be used for building the package index of
a library tree (LibIndex?)
In any case, the `plain' indices to be displayed upon calling an
appropriate form of help() could contain MORE than simply a list of
things. I.e., more like a README.
My idea is (assuming only RHOME is in .lib.loc):
`RHOME' is the location of the default R library tree.
Blah blah blah ...
Packages in `RHOME':
base The basic package.
The last lines could be generated from the packages' TITLE files. The
other info from some stub, perhaps LibIndex.in?
As usual, any feedback is appreciated.
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