[Rd] data() misbehaving inside a function

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Oct 17 15:46:14 MEST 2003

On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Kurt Hornik wrote:

> >>>>> 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?
> >>

help(help) might be unavoidable, but there is nothing incompatible with S
about requiring the argument to data() to be quoted, and that was what the
original question was about.


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