Re: [Rd] a better "source(echo=TRUE)" {was " to pause...."}

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Date: Tue 30 Nov 2004 - 23:27:38 EST

>>>>> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:51:12 +0100, >>>>> Martin Maechler (MM) wrote:


> But to do this might be more tricky than at first thought:
> Of course you can readLines() the source file and writeLines()
> them to whatever your console is. The slightly difficult thing
> is to "see" which junks to ``send to R'' , i.e. to parse() and eval().
> The basic problem seems to see when expressions are complete.

> Maybe we should / could think about enhancing parse() {or a new
> function with extended behavior} such that it would not only
> return the parse()d expressions, but also indices (byte or even
> line counters) to the source text, indicating where each of the
> expression started and ended.

> That way I could see a way to proceed.

Yes, that would be also *very* handy for Sweave, where I parse/deparse exactly for the reasons Martin describes: to get complete expressions and to know where output should be inserted.

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