[Rd] Suggestion: Move \alias{.conflicts.OK} to base/man/library.Rd instead.

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Wed Mar 17 16:34:00 CET 2010

Currently help.search(".conflicts.OK") gives:

  methods::.conflicts.OK    Additional (Support) Functions for Methods

However, help(".conflicts.OK", package="methods") provides no
information on the term ".conflicts.OK".

Check the R-devel SVN source code, this is only because there is an:


in the methods/man/MethodSupport.Rd file.

Is this a leftover from old times?  May I suggest to instead place
that \alias() in base/man/library.Rd, where ".conflicts.OK" is
discussed.  (The other place it is discussed in ?attach).


PS. A better place to document it is probably in 'Writing R
Extensions', which is intended for developers.

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