R-alpha: compatibility

Paul Gilbert (pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca)
Thu, 30 May 1996 13:40:05 -0400


Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 13:40:05 -0400
From: pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca (Paul Gilbert)
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-alpha: compatibility
Message-Id: <96May30.132729edt.29441@mailgate.bank-banque-canada.ca>


>Being able to run S code could, in principle be
>achieved by constructing a translater that converts S code to R code.
>One advantage of this approach would be that incompatibilities could
>at least be flagged.

Another advantage of this is that the language could move ahead without
being too tightly bound to the past.

Paul
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