[Rd] data() misbehaving inside a function

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Oct 17 09:51:54 MEST 2003

>>>>> A J Rossini writes:

> 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...

[Fortunately, you're mostly in Seattle ...]

>> 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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