[Rd] question about assignment warnings for replacement methods

From: Marc Carlson <mcarlson_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:51:39 -0700


I have seen several packages that with the most recent version of R are giving a warning like this:

Assignments in \usage in documentation object 'marginalData-methods': marginalData(object) = value

I assume that this is to prevent people from making assignments in their usage statements (which seems completely understandable). But what about the case above? This is a person who just wants to show the proper usage for a replacement method. IOW they just want to write something that looks like what you actually do when you use a replacement method. They just want to show users how to do something like this:

replacementMethod(object) <- newValue

So is that really something that should not be allowed in a usage statement?


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