typo in R-lang (was RE: [Rd] function bug (PR#7199))

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Wed 25 Aug 2004 - 05:06:47 EST


BTW, there's a small typo in section 4.1.2 of that manual. `A an argument that is ...' should be `An argument that is ...'.

Andy

> From: Liaw, Andy
>
> This is _not_ a bug. Please read `R Language Manual',
> section 4.3.2 (as
> well as the R FAQ on what constitute a bug).
>
> Andy
>
> > From: morey@banta.psyc.missouri.edu
> >
> > 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
> >
> > --
> > Richard Morey
> > Graduate Research Assistant, Cognition and Neuroscience
> > University of Missouri-Columbia



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