[Rd] Inconsistent behavior of sQuote and dQuote
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Oct 14 17:56:39 CEST 2007
On 14/10/2007 10:44 AM, cstrato wrote:
> Dear all
> When comparing sQuote("text") and dQuote("text") on MacOS X and Linux FC4
> I get an inconsistent behavior (using the new release version R-2.6.0):
> sQuote: On Mac I get the correct result "'text'", but on FC4 the
> incorrect result "`text´".
Those both look correct to me (but not the same). What do you see?
> dQuote: On Mac I get the correct result "\"text\"", but on FC4 the
> incorrect result ""text"".
The second one looks wrong here (no escapes shown), but I suspect those
inner quotes aren't really the same as the outer quotes, and that's why
they're not escaped.
If you don't want the fancyquotes at all, you can use
options(useFancyQuotes=FALSE). In a package, it would be polite to do
this only locally, i.e. have something like
save <- options(useFancyQuotes=FALSE)
in functions that call sQuote or dQuote, because options() belong to the
user, not to you.
> For this reason I cannot use these functions in my package.
> Best regards
> C.h.i.s.t.i.a.n S.t.r.a.t.o.w.a
> V.i.e.n.n.a A.u.s.t.r.i.a
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