Re: [Rd] NAMESPACE Q: does import as exist?

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 03:26:33 GMT

On 7 Feb 2006, Mark.Bravington@csiro.au wrote:

>> On 2/7/2006 8:48 PM, Seth Falcon wrote:
>>> Is there a way to rename a function when importing it? I
>> want to say,
>>> "import yourFunc from Foo as myFunc" in the NAMESPACE file.
>>
>
> I don't think Seth's facility exists yet, but it has occurred to me
> previously that it would be useful when you need to import two
> different functions with the same name from two different
> packages. (Rare but does happen.) Duncan's solution won't get around
> that. So it would be nice to be able to do this
>
> ImportFromAs( 'pack1', 'funca', 'pack1.funca')
> ImportFromAs( 'pack2', 'funca', 'different.name.altogether')
>
> in a NAMESPACE file. Useful-- yes. Possible-- I don't know!

Yes, this is along the lines of what I was thinking.

An unpleasant work around would be to create a translation package that does something along the lines of Duncan M.'s suggestion, importing, renaming, exporting.



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