English compatibility library

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed, 7 Jan 1998 18:06:22 +0100

>>>>> Thomas Lumley writes:

> Is there any good reason not to add the following:

> 	# R English compatibility library
> 	licence<-license
> 	colours<-colors
> 	heat.colours<-heat.colors
> 	terrain.colours<-terrain.colors
> 	topo.colours<-topo.colors
> 	optimise<-optimize

> I don't actually have difficulty with any of the R terms, but this
> sort of thing can be annoying.  In LaTeX I still type \begin{itemise}
> annoyingly often.

You could use the completion features provided by the corresponding
Emacs packages ...

Personally, I have no problem with a British compatibility package.
(Didn't you propose something similar with a ``Be nice to the English!''
email sometimes last year :-))  A potential problem is that it will
result in code being unusable in R- (yes, I know, one could provide the
same compatibility package there, ...).

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