[Rd] data() misbehaving inside a function

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Oct 17 09:53:33 MEST 2003

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard writes:

> Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at> writes:
KH> Or get rid of non-standard evaluation and educate users to use quoted
KH> strings where strings should be used.
>> > and infuriate those who know and used the S language for more than 15
>> > years, where help(help) has always worked?
>> I would think that these users either click themselves to happiness, or
>> use ? because it is shorter.

> Ummm, ?help is another non-standard eval. "?" is an operator,
> operators work on objects not (normally) their names....

Right.  I had meant to say that if we need non-standard eval, let's have
it for ?, where we need it for things like method ? expression anyways,
but let's eliminate it from help().


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