Re: [Rd] S4 assignment \alias and \usage

From: Paul Gilbert <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 13:37:26 -0400

Seth Falcon wrote:
> Paul Gilbert <> writes:

>> Let me back up a bit, I may be making another mistake.  My code has
>> setGeneric("TSdoc<-",
>>    def= function(x, value) standardGeneric("TSdoc<-"),
>>    useAsDefault= function (x, value) {attr(x, "TSdoc") <- value ; x })
>> setGeneric("TSdoc",
>>    def= function(x) standardGeneric("TSdoc"),
>>    useAsDefault= function(x) attr(x, "TSdoc"))

> Aside:
> It seems odd to me to define such defaults. How do you know x is
> going to have a TSdoc attribute?

attr returns NULL if the attibute does not exist so, in my S3 way of thinking, it seems very natural. Now knowing only a very little about S4 classes, I can see you might think it is odd.


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