[Rd] proposal for "strict" versions of subsetting operators
bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Tue Oct 28 17:51:40 MET 2003
On a related topic: is there any chance/any interest in a slight
modification of the subsetting code that would generate a warning when the
user tried to subset with a non-integer? The current behavior is that the
non-integer is coerced to an integer, which means that e.g. x[3.8] is
equivalent to x. I can't think of (or find in the documentation) any
time when this would actually be a desired behavior.
The only integer-testing behavior that I can find in the code base is in
some of the discrete-distribution code ...
I might be able to hack this myself -- it looks as though ExtractSubset
in subset.c might be the place to do this ...
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