"'" prints as "\'"

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 17:30:52 +0100

>>>>> "tony" == Anthony Rossini <rossini@math.sc.edu> writes:

>>>>> "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.

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

It is actually wrong.  There's no problem with font-locking here...

I think we will change this, in the ``next after next'' release of R.


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