R-alpha: .Options$digits do not (always) work.

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk
13 Aug 1997 13:13:35 +0200

Robert Gentleman <rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:

>   Well it isn't really clear what Splus does to get tst to work. It appears
>   that they use some form of dynamic scope for Options. Clearly, the 
>   assignment,
>     .Options$digits<- xxxx
>   creates a local copy of .Options and changes the value of that. The only
>   way that print can find this local copy is if  it looks up the stack of
>   calling functions to find it (or perhaps Splus squirrels it away somewhere

Couldn't one have the digits argument of print default to
.Options$digits (or is that eval(.Options$digits,
sys.frame(sys.parent)) ??)

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