[Rd] Possible Latex problem in R-devel?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 23 22:14:44 CEST 2004

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> > What version of perl?
> Ack, didn't realize it was this ancient.  Version 5.005_03, which is what
> comes with FreeBSD 4.9 apparently.  I did install the /usr/ports version
> of perl is 5.8.2, although there seems to be other problems here (which
> are most likely related to my system, will track that down before bringing
> that issue up - it appears to be a mismatch on my libraries between the
> two versions).

Yes, that version of perl has a lot of bugs, but in theory we support it.
(It seems worse than either 5.004 or 5.005_04.)

> >     print $latexout &latex_link_trans0($blocks{"name"});
> > will probably solve it for you.
> Yup, this works, thanks.

I've changed the sources, to be defensive.  I don't like reading Perl
like that, but it does work more portably.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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