Re: [R] R is GNU S, not C.... [was "how to get or store ....."]

From: Patrick Connolly <p.connolly_at_hortresearch.co.nz>
Date: Wed 07 Dec 2005 - 12:26:02 EST

On Tue, 06-Dec-2005 at 04:21PM +0000, Patrick Burns wrote:

|> I don't put in extraneous ';' because I maybe get a
|> blister on my little finger.
|>
|> I suspect that those who find the semi-colons ugly in
|> R do not find them ugly in C.

Nor in perl, mysql or php. I quite like how R is rather different from those other languages. Somehow that very different look helps to change (me at least) into the appropriate type of thinking. It's somewhat akin to the difference between English and German use of capital letters -- each system makes perfect sense in its own context and are beter not mixed.

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