Re: [R] [Fwd: Re: Block comments in R?]

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu 05 Oct 2006 - 13:35:33 GMT

On 2006-10-5 9:20, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> Philippe Grosjean wrote:
>

>> 
>> It takes advantage of `!` being not defined for character arguments:
>> 

>
> *gasp*
>
> how much R code is destined to feature on www.thedailywtf.com in the
> future?
>
> whats the chances of block commenting being included in a future
> version? and more generally, is there a feature request system, or
> discussion of whats going in new releases? the nearest I can find is the
> 'ideas' file:

There's a feature request system (one of the categories of bug report is   "wishlist").

I think a specific proposal with some work behind it would probably get action in a case like this. That is, "block comments would be nice" likely won't get acted on, but "block comments in the form ... which is used by other language ..., which has the fantastic properties ... and no downside, and which could be implemented by the following patch to the parser,", likely would.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> http://developer.r-project.org/ideas.txt
>
> which has a bit of a 1990's feel to it (okay, it is in the 'Older
> Material' section).
>
>
> Barry
>
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