Re: [R] Simple suggestion for improvement

From: Yan Wong <>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 21:21:26 EST

On 3 Mar 2005, at 10:08, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> That's not a bad suggestion, but it might not be trivial to implement.
> Right now the "?" is an operator that is parsed like other operators
> such as "+": it becomes a function call . To have "??" mean something
> special would mean changes to the parser, or a special case to the
> .helpForCall function that the "?" function calls.

OK, I can see that. Adding another operator might be seen as too great a change to consider "trivial". But the second way (changing the function) seems a little "hacky" to me. Anyway, it is just a suggestion that would save me (and others) some typing time.

Thanks for replying to my original post,

Yan mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Mar 03 21:27:03 2005

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