Subject: Re: cbind is not generic as claimed, omits labels where S has them (PR#239)
From: Ross Ihaka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 06 Aug 1999 - 07:53:12 EST
On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 01:28:05PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> Could someone who can understands the c/rbind code please sort this out.
> (It looks pretty arcane to me, and surely should not be special-casing data
[ That would be a member of an empty subset of the developers. :-) ]
I can see what the problem is - we don't have the generic dispatch
mechanism in place. I will add it.
I think that the special casing of data frames is needed because this
appears to be the (undocumented) S behaviour. A data frame anywhere in
the argument list causes the result to be a data frame.
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