Re: [Rd] getAnywhere and functions starting with "." (PR#7684)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 11 Feb 2005 - 18:56:58 EST

This was mentioned a week or so ago on R-devel and is already fixed in the current sources: from the NEWS file

     o	getAnywhere() was confused by names with leading or trailing dots
 	(spotted by Robert McGehee)

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 mark.bravington@csiro.au wrote:

> Full_Name: Mark Bravington
> Version: 2.0.1
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (140.79.22.104)
>
>
> 'getAnywhere' crashes when its argument starts with a period:

It does not: it gives an error. Please do read the comment on this in the posting guide!

>> getAnywhere( '.onLoad')
> Error in exists(x, envir, mode, inherits) :
> invalid first argument
>
> One fix might be to replace the line
>
> if ( !is.null(f <- getS3method(gen, cl, TRUE))) {
>
> with
>
> if ( nchar( gen) && !is.null(f <- getS3method(gen, cl, TRUE))) {
>
> Mark
>
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