source(,echo=T) doesn't echo comments (PR#296)
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 18:42:51 +0200 (MET DST)

>>>>> "TL" == Thomas Lumley <> writes:

    TL> I don't know if this is a bug report or a feature request, but a
    TL> colleague complained that source(,echo=T) doesn't echo the comments
    TL> from the source file.

This is what the new comment treatment brought us
{I hate it as well;  also applies to   example(.)}.

It seemed very hard to correctly attach comments to expressions,
(remember all the misplaced comments in 0.63.x ?).
so now the parser already throws all comments into the trash can.
No way to see them anymore.
AFAIK, we only see them with functions that have "keep.source"
Peter Dalgaard will be able to elaborate.

Martin Maechler <>
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