Re: [Rd] (PR#7199) function bug

From: <rpeng_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Wed 25 Aug 2004 - 04:43:53 EST


This is a misunderstanding, I think, not a bug. R is using partial matching and the `2', since it is not named, is being sent through the `...'.

-roger

morey@banta.psyc.missouri.edu wrote:
> output of R.version
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 1
> minor 9.1
> year 2004
> month 06
> day 21
> language R
>
> The following code prints [1] 2, as it should
>
> temp<-function(ab,...){
> print(ab)
> }
> temp(2,s=3)
>
> However, this code prints [1] 3:
>
> temp<-function(sb,...){
> print(sb)
> }
> temp(2,s=3)
>
> It should still print [1] 2. It appears
> that if a variable in ... begins with the same letter as another variable,
> the value in the variable in ... overwrites the value in the variable with
> the same first letter.
>
> I didn't see this bug reported elsewhere.
>
> Richard Morey
>



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