Rd files

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 16:28:14 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> On Thu, 21 Jan 1999 10:07:48 -0500,
>>>>> Paul Gilbert (PG) wrote:

PG> Friedrich
PG> Thanks for the clarifications and update.

>> I'm currently starting (the long announced, but now it's real)
>> re-write of Rdconv by making it module-oriented and using Text::Delim
>> as extraction engine (as suggested by Doug quite some time ago).

PG> So I guess I should wait to do my conversion.

Well, the Rd syntax should NOT change (maybe some additional features)
... so unless something doesn't work as expected the user shouldn't
notice too much of a difference ...

PG> - Must there be separate .Rd files for each function or can they be c=

PG> into one large file?

>> Yes, currently the idea is to have one Rd file per html/help file. I
>> never thought about it though ... do many people want to be able to
>> have all documentation in one big file?

PG> I don't really care too much about this, I just wanted to make sure I=
PG> it. However,  it may not be too difficult allow a large .Rd file and =
have the
PG> build decompose it using the /name{..}. I currently keep many functio=
ns in one
PG> file along with their documentation separated by /*   */. I separate =
this into
PG> the .R and .Rd files with an awk script. So the question for me is wh=
ether I
PG> have to separate the .Rd file further or is the R build going to do i=
t. I guess
PG> I would prefer that the R build do it, as I think others may use it t=
his way
PG> too, but I think I can do it fairly easily.

I'll put it on my Rd wish list ... but don't hold your breath waiting
for it.


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