Re: [Rd] Substitute() changed since R2.3.0 (2006-02-02 r37243)?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon 03 Apr 2006 - 12:36:53 GMT

On 4/3/2006 8:08 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:

> Follow up:  I've downloaded todays R v2.3.0 alpha (2006-04-02 r37626)
> for Windows and the below bug has been fixed:
> 

>> yaa <- function(...) substitute(list(...))
>> yaa(foo(x,y,...,z))
> list(foo(x, y, ..., z))
> 
> Thank you (Duncan!?)

Yes, I think it's fixed. I also caught the older bug that

substitute(list(..., z), list(z=1))

returned list(..., z), instead of list(..., 1). The presence of both bugs within a few lines of each other in the source made repairs much more interesting.

Duncan Murdoch

> Henrik
> 
> On 3/29/06, Henrik Bengtsson <hb@maths.lth.se> wrote:

>> On 29 Mar 2006 11:58:34 +0200, Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
>> > "Henrik Bengtsson" <hb@maths.lth.se> writes:
>> >
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > I've got the following two versions of R on WinXP:
>> > >
>> > > A) R Version 2.3.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-02-02 r37243)
>> > > B) R Version 2.3.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-03-27 r37579)
>> > >
>> > > and a the following "test.R" script:
>> > >
>> > > foo <- function(path, ...) { print(path) }
>> > > bar <- function(x, ...) foo(...)
>> > > wow <- function(x, ...) capture.output(foo(...))
>> > > bar(1, path=2)
>> > > print(wow(1, path=2))
>> > >
>> > > With A, I get:
>> > >
>> > > > source("test.R")
>> > > [1] 2
>> > > [1] "[1] 2"
>> > >
>> > > But with B, I get
>> > > > source("test.R")
>> > > [1] 2
>> > > Error in print(path) : argument "path" is missing, with no default
>> > >
>> > > Further debugging led me to the following test2.R script:
>> > >
>> > > foo <- function(path, ...) { print(path) }
>> > > bar <- function(x, ...) foo(...)
>> > > wow <- function(x, ...) yaa(foo(...))
>> > > yaa <- function(...) substitute(list(...))
>> > > bar(1, path=2)
>> > > print(wow(1, path=2))
>> > >
>> > > With A, I get
>> > >
>> > > > source("test2.R")
>> > > [1] 2
>> > > list(foo(...))
>> > >
>> > > But with B, I get
>> > >
>> > > > source("test.R")
>> > > [1] 2
>> > > list(foo())
>> > >
>> > > Note that '...' is missing in the latest version. I don't think this is wanted.
>> >
>> > I suspect that you're right. Just for reproduction purposes: The
>> > script is not needed, and the whole thing simplifies to the two lines:
>> >
>> > yaa <- function(...) substitute(list(...))
>> > yaa(foo(...))
>> >
>> > which gives list(foo()) in 2.3.0 alpha and used to give list(foo(...)).
>>

>> And, yaa(foo(x,y,...,z)) gives list(foo(x, y, z)) but used to give
>> list(foo(x, y, ..., z)).
>>

>> /Henrik
>>

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