[Rd] Possible Latex problem in R-devel?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Aug 24 08:56:50 CEST 2004

>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Mon, 23 Aug 2004 21:14:44 +0100 (BST) writes:

    BDR> 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).

    BDR> Yes, that version of perl has a lot of bugs, but in theory we support it.
    BDR> (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.

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

I'm glad for the change.
Our redhat enterprise version of perl (5.8.0) also couldn't deal
with the other syntax.


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