[Rd] R 3.1.0: 'R CMD Sweave' deletes non tex files created upon batch mode exit

Gregory R. Warnes greg at warnes.net
Tue Apr 15 21:17:38 CEST 2014

I have, at times, been a heavy user of R CMD Sweave and would prefer to see it fixed!   

I encountered this error while preparing notes for a guest lecture last fall, and was too busy to identify the source of the error, so worked around it (thank goodness for version control, making file restores easy) rather than reporting the bug….


On Apr 15, 2014, at 10:11 AM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I use Rscript, and I expect most others do too, but I was wrong about how
>> long this went unreported.  Martin Morgan reported it in February in R-devel
>> and I didn't notice.  He even gave a link to it in a message in March on
>> another topic; I replied to the March message, but didn't follow the link.
>> We discourage people from using bugs.r-project.org for pre-release issues;
>> perhaps we shouldn't do that.
> Regardless of the venue, the cost for submitting an issue that doesn't
> turn out to be a bug is quite high - you're likely to get a nasty
> message. If you want more people to submit bug reports, I think you
> have to be prepared to receive reports about things that users think
> are bugs, but developers do not. If you want to encourage people to
> submit bugs, then you have to make it a pleasant (or at least not
> unpleasant) experience.
> Hadley
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