[Rd] problems with new checks in R-devel

Prof Brian Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 19:44:50 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> Below are a few problems I have encountered with the new checks
> being done in R-devel.
> 1/ I have two generics, test.equal and test.equal.tframe. The
> first checks that two objects are equal while the second checks
> if two objects have equal tframes (time frames).  There is no
> reason these should have similar arguments but the check seems to
> think that test.equal.tframe is a method for test.equal so I get:
> * checking generic/method consistency ... WARNING
> test.equal:
>   function(obj1, obj2, ...)
> test.equal.tframe:
>   function(tf1, tf2)

There is a stop list in checkMethods, but naming one generic to look like
a method of another is surely peverse.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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