[Rd] data() misbehaving inside a function

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Fri Oct 17 09:50:50 MEST 2003

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at> writes:

  <Martin wrote re dropping unquoted function args from packages/data>

>> Definitely not worth the pain (I *know* I'd hear ... comments from
>> them!)!  

I might be one of them.  You'll hear my screams for weeks...

> Actually, I do think it is worth the pain.  The way I understand it, we
> have a strategic decision to gradually eliminate non-standard eval.

and for better or worse, I actually agree with Kurt.  Most languages
don't let you do non-standard eval regularly, and in R/S, it is used
"regularly".  I don't think that the added complexity is worth the
convenience of saving 2 keystrokes. 


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