Re: [R] Programming Concepts and Philosophy

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:35:10 -0500

> However, on a more fundamental "programming philosophy" note, the fact
> that R does not allow multiple references to one object is a limitation.
> One of the fundamental principles of good programming is that there
> should be a one-to-one correspondence between instances in the program
> and objects in the "real world" (problem domain etc.), and having no
> references makes achieving this difficult (and quite impossible for
> more complex systems).

This is a principle of object oriented programming, not good programming in general!



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