[Rd] copy an external pointer on assignment

From: Kjell Konis <kjell.konis_at_epfl.ch>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:37:24 +0100

Is there a mechanism in R for copying the business end of an external pointer on assignment? For instance, if x is an external pointer and I enter

> y <- x

I would like to make a copy of the structure that x refers to and assign its address to y.


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