Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 00:43:55 +0200

    PD> Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
    >> Your proposal has been (slightly improved) and commited for 0.64.1
    PD>                                                                  ^
    PD> Um...

    >> NEWS has
    >> o diag(x) now keeps names when appropriate and barfs when x is an
    >> array.

    PD> - unless it's of dimension 2, you mean.
    PD> But is this really
    PD> desirable for the 1d case? diag(array(1:9)) used to work like
    PD> diag(1:9), but is now an error. E.g. the output of table() can be a
    PD> 1d array.

I know.  
But I think that people may expect something else from diag(<array>).
I don't mind letting the 1D case still go by, but certainly not d >= 3 !

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