[Rd] normal-bracket50bracket-normal?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 1 11:22:04 CET 2008

These usually indicate incorrect files. Have you looked at the 
experimental Rd parser in R-devel to see if it pinpoints an error?

For example, in both Fperm.Rd and compareDerivatives.Rd there is an 
\itemize{} construct inside \value, which is incorrect as \value is itself 
an implicit \itemize.  Please do check the description in 'Writing R 
Extensions' (and \value is definitely quirky).

On Sun, 30 Nov 2008, Spencer Graves wrote:

> Hello:
>     I've found structures like "normal-bracket50bracket-normal" in
> help files for R packages including the following:
>          * "mergeprepare" and "mergematrices" in a document dated
> March 3, 2004 by Richard Mott;  the second contains
> "normal-bracket30bracket-normal".

Which is insufficient for the rest of us to get access to it.

>          * "Fperm.fd" and "tperm.fd" in the "fda" package;  these help pages 
> were written primarily by Giles Hooker.
>          * "compareDerivatives" in the "maxLik" package;  this help page was 
> written by Ott Toomet and me.
>     What can we do to eliminate this nonsense comment?
>     Constructs like this seem to be generated in perl code used in "R
> CMD" processing
> (https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/share/perl/R/Rdconv.pm).
>     Thanks,
>     Spencer Graves
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