[Rd] NAMESPACE Q: does import as exist?

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Feb 8 04:26:33 CET 2006

On  7 Feb 2006, Mark.Bravington at csiro.au wrote:

>> On 2/7/2006 8:48 PM, Seth Falcon wrote:
>>> Is there a way to rename a function when importing it?  I 
>> want to say, 
>>> "import yourFunc from Foo as myFunc" in the NAMESPACE file.
> I don't think Seth's facility exists yet, but it has occurred to me
> previously that it would be useful when you need to import two
> different functions with the same name from two different
> packages. (Rare but does happen.) Duncan's solution won't get around
> that. So it would be nice to be able to do this
> ImportFromAs( 'pack1', 'funca', 'pack1.funca')
> ImportFromAs( 'pack2', 'funca', 'different.name.altogether')
> in a NAMESPACE file. Useful-- yes. Possible-- I don't know!

Yes, this is along the lines of what I was thinking.  

An unpleasant work around would be to create a translation package
that does something along the lines of Duncan M.'s suggestion,
importing, renaming, exporting.

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