[Rd] ?if (PR#3179)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 3 19:43:14 MEST 2003

What makes you think that is a bug?

?"if" and help("if") work

`An Introduction to R' says

For a feature specified by special characters, the argument must be
enclosed in double or single quotes, making it a ``character string'':

and that is true for a few other examples, as all good books (e.g. 
MASS) point out.

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 dominique.couturier at hec.unige.ch wrote:

> hello dear [R] experts,
> I use [R] 1.7.0 on Unix and have noticed that I could'nt load the help 
> of the function "if" with the command
>  >?if
> +
> +
> or the command
>  > help(if)
> Error: syntax error
> I deeply thank you and congratulate you for all your work,
> [R] is a wonderfull programm :-)

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