[Rd] Possible Latex problem in R-devel?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 23 20:22:37 CEST 2004

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> I'm getting this error when installing packages w/ a checkout of R from a
> a little bit ago (23-Aug-2004, approx 1pm eastern US time):
> ** help
> Bareword found where operator expected at
> /usr/home/jgentry/R/share/perl/R/Rdconv.pm line 2331, near "$latexout
> latex_link_trans0"
>         (Missing operator before latex_link_trans0?)
> It isn't obvious to me what the error is, although commenting out line
> 2331 definitely causes the error to go away.

What version of perl?

It works correctly in the current 5.8.4 (it has installed all the CRAN
packages), but I think I have seen something similar in 5.8.0.  Making

    print $latexout &latex_link_trans0($blocks{"name"});

will probably solve it for you.

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