[Rd] error in help.search (PR#14113)

dgrove at fhcrc.org dgrove at fhcrc.org
Fri Dec 4 23:40:12 CET 2009

Full_Name: Doug Grove
Version: 2.10.0   10-26-2009
OS: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Submission from: (NULL) (


Looks like the revisions to help.search didn't get completely finished.

When the user specifies the argument 'package' the code doesn't define the
variable 'paths' prior to trying to use it, which obviously produces an error.

The code dies when it reaches the line: 
   tot <- length(paths)

Just search on any string and specify and package and you'll get the error.


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