Re: R-alpha: Recycling

Thomas Lumley (thomas@biostat.washington.edu)
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:59:08 -0800 (PST)


Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:59:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Thomas Lumley <thomas@biostat.washington.edu>
To: "Z. Todd Taylor" <zt_taylor@pnl.gov>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Recycling
In-Reply-To: <199702251507.HAA06930@aggie.pnl.gov>

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Z. Todd Taylor wrote:
> 
> Maybe the right approach is to invent a "pedantic" option or a
> "lint" option that, when activated, makes the R interpreter very
> picky and loud-mouthed about things like recycled or strechy
> vectors, partial name matching, and other horrors that also
> happen to be very useful.  Once things are debugged, the option
> could be turned off.  This seems better to me than reverting to
> bondage-and-discipline in the language itself.
> 

Definitely.

Thomas Lumley
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