Function scale (PR#2209)
Warnes, Gregory R
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:55:07 -0400
> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA [mailto:email@example.com]
> And? That's exactly what the documentation says will happen. And
> exactly what Splus does, even if perhaps surprising.
Generally speaking, I think it is poor design for software to 'surprise' the
user, even if documentation specifies the surprising activity...
Is there a good reason for this behavior or is it 'just' a leftover
implementation detail recoded as a specification?
Except, perhaps, for the need for backwards & S-Plus compatibility, it would
seem desirable to change the behavior to better match the uninformed
expectation of users.
Just my $0.02.
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