[Rd] Non-documentation of options(<list>) (PR#7079)

From: <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 13 Jul 2004 - 03:04:42 EST


This is a new bug report on missing documentation only

>>>>> "Deepayan" == Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan@stat.wisc.edu> >>>>> on Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:55:20 -0500 writes:

    Deepayan> On Monday 12 July 2004 11:37, Martin Maechler     Deepayan> wrote:

    <.......>

>> You weren't making a "feature request" in the other
>> direction where you?

    <.......>

    Deepayan> Should options( mylist ) work at all? It's not
    Deepayan> documented, at least not in ?options. Is that a
    Deepayan> documentation oversight?

You are right, it's not properly documentated, but has been used "forever", typically as in

    op <- options(......) # previous option settings

    ...
    ...
    ...

    options(op) # reset options

analogously to par().

Patches to <Rsrc>/src/library/base/man/options.Rd are gladly accepted. ;-)

Martin Maechler



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