R-beta: S Compatibility (again)

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:06:35 +0200

[I am diverting to R-devel,  I think it get's too technical..]

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

    RobG> ....

    RobG>   It should be possible to write a body<- function that let you
    RobG> assign a new body (given lexical scope this can be absolutely
    RobG> disasterous). There is already an environment<-
    RobG> function. Probably we need arguments (since args returns a
    RobG> function rather than the list of args). If you really want it let
    RobG> me know and I'll whip up something that does this.....

We already have  formals(.), I think exactly for that purpose..
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