[R] How to comment in R

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 11 21:30:41 CET 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 20:22 +0100, Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:
> Greg Snow wrote:
> > If it is fairly trivial to implement then go ahead and implement it,
> patches are always welcome.  
> now that's *not* true.  not so long ago i submitted a patch improving on
> Prof Brian Ripley's ad hoc fix to grep, and it was silently ignored.

Hi Wacek,

I recall your posting with patches, but I don't recall whether these
were done via the bug repository. If they weren't, then can I suggest
you file a bug under the WishList category (or if your patch was in
response to a bug also sent through the bug repository, attach/reply to
that with the correct PR#) in the bug repository? At least then someone
on R core will have to do something with it - even if they subsequently
ignore it (which one hopes would not happen).

If the patch was just posted to R-Devel, then given the torrent of
emails people tend to get these days things can get overlooked in there
for no other reason than people are busy.

It would be a shame indeed if your contribution was not even
acknowledged just because it got overlooked.


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