Re: [Rd] Defining a method that behaves like '$'?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 08:29:57 -0400

On 09/07/2010 8:18 AM, Renaud Gaujoux wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a way to define a method say '$$' that would behave like '$'
> and allow calls like 'a$$name'?
No, the parser handles a fixed syntax, and that expression is not legal. You could do it with

a %$$% name

using the infix operator syntax. (I think the description in the R Language Definition suggests this is not legal, since $$ is not a valid name, but it does currently work and that's unlikely to change.)

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Fri 09 Jul 2010 - 12:36:59 GMT

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