Function scale (PR#2209)

Warnes, Gregory R
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:55:07 -0400

> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA []
> 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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