"'" prints as "\'"

Anthony Rossini rossini@math.sc.edu
17 Dec 1997 09:57:25 -0500

>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>> Martin Maechler writes:
    >> (This reported before).
    >> In R,
    >> "'"
    >> prints as

    >> [1] "\'"

    >> which is different from S, and is really unnecessary.
    >> ((it is just now uglyfying the output of a function which I wrote for S
    >> and now use in R)).

    >> Is there any good reason for the current behavior?

    Kurt> Yes.  To have ESS font-lock the output correctly.

Poor justification.  I'll look into this more in Feb/Mar...


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