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Throw error if commas missing in remotes #1511

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ianmcook commented May 18, 2017

If commas are missing between entries on separate lines under Remotes: in DESCRIPTION, the resulting error is:

Error in curl::curl_fetch_disk(url, x$path, handle = handle) : 
  URL using bad/illegal format or missing URL

This does not provide much help to the user.

I think omitting these commas is a common mistake. For example: #1055

With the changes in this pull request, devtools throws an informative error in this case. The code checks for a newline in any of the remotes entries after splitting them on commas followed by optional space characters (which includes newlines).

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jimhester commented Aug 3, 2017


I merged this manually (668a580) so GitHub did not close this PR automatically.

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