[Rd] several documentation problems (PR#675)
Mon, 2 Oct 2000 15:04:41 +0200 (MET DST)
> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <email@example.com>
> Date: 02 Oct 2000 14:58:58 +0200
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > In all sorts of places - wherever Rdconvlib.pl is used I guess. I have perl
> > 5.002,
> > gcc 2.95.2 Solaris 2.6, teTeX 0.4.
> Your perl version seems to be a bit old. Although we formally only
> require Perl 5, 5.002 may have gone untested. The problems definitely
> look Perl related.
As far as I recall 5.002 was buggy and we rapidly went to 5.004.
(Something similar happened in RedHat Linux 5.2's Perl.) We would
recommend upgrading to Perl 5.6.0.
> There seems to be two types of problem:
> The first one is
> 780 print $htmlout
> 781 ("</TABLE>\n", "<P>\n", text2html($text, 1), "</P>\n");
> and the rest are like
> 1234 print $txtout mywrap($indent1, $indent2, $text), "\n";
> I the 1st case, we have nearly the same construction without the line
> break in line 784, and that seems to work. You might try joining up
> the lines.
> In the other case, perhaps add parentheses around mywrap..."\n"
Another guess is that it might require &mywrap there.
> Otherwise we'll need to bring in the real Perl experts.
I'm pretty sure that what we have is valid Perl, and that some versions
of Perl have choked on valid Perl. Upgrading is the best answer.
Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com
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