Re: [Rd] advice on arguments

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri 30 Jun 2006 - 20:03:29 GMT

On 6/30/2006 10:49 AM, Allen S. Rout wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> writes:
>

>>   - It breaks the partial argument matching, e.g.
>>
>> foo1(siz = 3)
>>
>> would act just like the above, instead of like
>>
>> foo1(size = 3)

>
>
> Is this viewed as a feature? Having ( dataset=3 ) foul the namespace
> for d, da, dat, data, etc... sounds miserable to me.

I think there are mixed feelings about whether it is a feature or a misfeature, but it's a very old property of the S language.

Duncan Murdoch



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