[Rd] Windows chmhelp fails for files called ....col.Rd; was: [R] problems with max.col()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 25 15:22:39 MEST 2003

It does seem to be *.col.html files that give the problem, not max.col as
a topic.  I've renamed the file to maxCol.Rd: I could find no other
*.col.Rd files anywhere.

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> [shifting the R-help thread to R-devel]
> Uwe Ligges wrote:
> > heberto ghezzo wrote:
> > > 
> [SNIP]
> > You observed another bug: The Compiled HTML help file (on Windows) 
> > doesn't come up with ?max.col. Nevertheless, brosing through the index 
> > results in a working link (and a page).
> > 
> > I'm not sure whether the bug is in R or in Microsoft's help compiler ...
> > I will take a look later (and move the thread to R-devel in case of 
> > further investigations).
> > 
> > Uwe Ligges
> I think it's a bug in Microsoft's html help compiler.
> The point seems to be that the lookup doesn't work for files called 
> *.col.Rd, which are correctly processed by R's help building scripts 
> (html files, index files, toc files are all generated correctly, AFAICS).
> The cause might be that col has several meaning in compiled html help, 
> particularly there is a file extension ".col" defined for "single Help 
> collection".

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