Re: [Rd] setdiff bizarre

From: Wacek Kusnierczyk <>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:47:20 +0200

Barry Rowlingson wrote:


> I suspect it's using 'deparse()' to get the character representation.
> This function is mentioned in ?as.character, but as.character.default
> disappears into the infernal .Internal and I don't have time to chase
> source code - it's sunny outside!

on the side, as.character triggers do_ascharacter, which in turn calls DispatchOrEval, a function with the following beautiful comment:

"To call this an ugly hack would be to insult all existing ugly hacks at large in the world."

a fortune?

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