Re: [Rd] Possible bug in base::namespaceImportFrom?

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Fri 22 Sep 2006 - 07:54:54 GMT

>>>>> "Seth" == Seth Falcon <>
>>>>> on Thu, 21 Sep 2006 21:52:00 -0700 writes:

    Seth> Hi, namespaceImportFrom in base/R/namespace.R has the     Seth> following:

    Seth> fdef <- methods:::getGeneric(genName, impenv)

    Seth> The definition of getGeneric is in     Seth> methods/R/RMethodUtils.R starts with:

    Seth> getGeneric <-
    Seth> function(f, mustFind = FALSE, where = .........)

    Seth> I think the call to getGeneric in namespaceImportFrom
    Seth> should use named arguments because impenv, an
    Seth> environment, will be assigned to the mustFind arg
    Seth> which is most likely not desired.

Indeed. Well spotted, Seth!
Fixed and committed for R-devel and R-beta.

Martin mailing list Received on Fri Sep 22 17:57:11 2006

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