Documenting classes and methods: was [Rd] Re: R-devel Digest, Vol 3, Issue 23

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at
Thu Jun 12 14:53:55 MEST 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 09:32:39 +0200, you wrote in message
<16100.14359.920512.374624 at>:

>Re using 'foo-methods' as an alias, I am not sure whether this is
>necessary in the long run.  To find out which methods are available, we
>can use showMethod().  We should eventually [see below] be able to do
>something like
>  method ? f(x="character", y = "numeric")
>to access the documentation object for the given signature, and there is
>no guarantee that an f-methods Rd object really documents all methods
>for the generic f in the package.  So I think eventually we should get
>rid of the default foo-methods alias, and just dump the ones
>corresponding to available methods.

I hope that at this point we also implement


at this point, to give the same result (where x and y are existing
objects of classes "character" and "numeric", respectively).  

Duncan Murdoch

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