[Rd] Why does slot<- duplicate its argument?

From: Renaud Gaujoux <renaud_at_mancala.cbio.uct.ac.za>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:35:38 +0200


Hi,

is there a reason why `slot<-` should duplicate its argument? I am under R 2.12.1.

Thank you,
Renaud

For example:

setClass('A', representation(data='matrix')) a <- new('A')
x <- matrix(1,2,3)
tracemem(x)
slot(a, 'data') <- x  

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