[Rd] 2 \alias{obj}

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:44:27 -0400

>> R CMD build does not seems to complain about an alias for the same
>> object in two different .Rd files. Should that be allowed? I don't see
>> when it would be legitimate.  (And I didn't intend to do this and would
>> have expected for a warning.)

>If you mean in the same package, just installing will object. (As with
>survreg.old in survival5, Thomas.)

Ok, thanks. I was just revising documentation and running R CMD build, not
re-installing. I see now that install gives a warning.

>If in different packages, no ban!

Is this considered a problem or are there situations were it really makes sense
(other than to perpetuate the problem of name space conflicts)?

Paul Gilbert

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