Re: [R] Block comments in R?

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Thu 05 Oct 2006 - 16:03:22 GMT

>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> >>>>> on Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:13:03 -0400 writes:

    Duncan> On 10/5/2006 10:57 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
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>> but I'm not yet fond of the general idea.
>> Martin

    Duncan> Is that just because you don't need it, or that you see something     Duncan> objectionable in it?

The combination: It complicates the S language (slightly) which I think is "too expensive" given that I don't see the need for it ("smart editors ..."; if(FALSE) { .. }).

{But my feelings are not very strong here probably mostly  because I haven't thought very long about it.}

Martin



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