Re: [R] Simple suggestion for improvement

From: Adaikalavan Ramasamy <ramasamy_at_cancer.org.uk>
Date: Fri 04 Mar 2005 - 04:17:34 EST

How will you deal with multiple word searches such as

        help.search("eps dev")

One way to implement would be ??"eps dev" but this looks awkward to me.

Regards, Adai

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 10:21 +0000, Yan Wong wrote:
> 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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