Was Re: R-alpha: compatibility

Simon Fear (fear@scmp.scm.liv.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 18:13:01 GMT

Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 18:13:01 GMT
From: fear@scmp.scm.liv.ac.uk (Simon Fear)
Message-Id: <199702191813.SAA07067@scmp.scm.liverpool.ac.uk>
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Was Re: R-alpha: compatibility

Anybody with a minute to spare,

could you clarify how R differs from S in scoping rules (cf recent comments from 
Jim Lindsey).

More generally, is there anything written on the design ethic of R eg why/where 
it is fundamentally better than S, what it does to enable `for' loops to run in 
finite time, etc? Or do I have to bite the bullet and read all the code?


Simon Fear

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