[Rd] How to change names when importing with a NAMESPACE (was: NAMESPACE Q: does import as exist?)

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Feb 8 18:07:25 CET 2006

Well, it seems that the following does what I want.  In the NAMESPACE
file, one can do:

  importFrom("pkgA", foo=bar)

Which will allow you to use the symbol 'foo' to refer to pkgA::bar.
This is exactly what I wanted.

Despite the lack of documentation, this seems an intentional feature.
Is there a reason not to document it and allow it as part of the
NAMESPACE feature set?


+ seth

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