[Rd] Smal problem with porting code to S-PLUS (PR#871)

harald.fekjar@basalmed.uio.no harald.fekjar@basalmed.uio.no
Thu, 8 Mar 2001 16:29:55 +0100 (MET)

Full_Name: Harald Fekjśr
Version: 1.22
OS: Windows 
Submission from: (NULL) (

Dear R developers

Actually, this is not a bug, but a small remark about a way R is working that
makes trouble in porting the code to S.

If I run the following i R:
midl <- 4
attr(midl,"Object created") <- date()

I get a file like:
"midl" <-
structure(4, Object created = "Thu Mar 08 16:04:04 2001")

This works well inside R, but S-PLUS has trouble reading it, because S needs "
around a attribute with spaces. E.g. S-PLUS wants:

"midl" <-
structure(4, "Object created" = "Thu Mar 08 16:04:04 2001")

This last example reads well into both systems, so way not let R print out the
attributes names with "..."

Again - Thanks for a wonderful program!

Harald Fekjśr, Oslo, Norway

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