Re: [R] Simple suggestion for improvement

From: Yan Wong <h.y.wong_at_leeds.ac.uk>
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



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