Re: [Rd] getNamespaceExports("base") error

From: <ml-it-r-devel_at_epigenomics.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 16:09:46 +0200

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> It would seem more logical to use x. Today it has the
> same contents as baseenv() (but a different enclosing env), but that may
> change.
>
> I do wonder why you are using this: the R code clearly doesn't. For
> base is not a normal namespace and is automatically imported into every
> other namespace (or similar words, as 'import' is used in a couple of
> senses in the documentation).
I came across this programmatically applying getNamespaceExports to a vector of namespaces
where 'base' happend to be a member.

I will use ls(.BaseNamespaceEnv, all=TRUE) instead .

Thank you!

   Matthias

> On Tue, 15 May 2007, ml-it-r-devel@epigenomics.com wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi!
>>
>> >getNamespaceExports("base")
>> Error in ls(NULL, all = TRUE) : using 'as.environment(NULL)' is defunct
>>
>> getNamespaceExports
>> function (ns)
>> {
>> ns <- asNamespace(ns)
>> if (isBaseNamespace(ns))
>> ls(NULL, all = TRUE)
>> else ls(getNamespaceInfo(ns, "exports"), all = TRUE)
>> }
>> <environment: namespace:base>
>>
>> One possible way to fix this could be to changed to e.g.
>>
>> if (isBaseNamespace(ns))
>> ls(envir=baseenv(), all = TRUE)
>>
>> Observed with
>> R 2.5.0 & R 2.6.0 devel (2007-05-12 r41546)
>> (one has to go back to R 2.3.1 to see it working)
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Matthias
>>
>>
>>
>

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