[Rd] issue with [[<-Call

Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. therneau at mayo.edu
Fri Dec 26 14:31:11 CET 2008

 Thanks for the comments.

 -- I agree that the vector form is more compact.  I was using a loop
because I found it to be even more transparent to the class.  For a one
time task such as this efficiency is not an issue.
 -- I'll make use of eval.parent().  I hadn't yet stumbled on that
 -- The code in lm() is almost exactly my "other approach"!  (I doubt
convergent evolution - I must have noticed this example at some past

  I was reasoning in parallel to lists
> temp <- list(a=1:3)
> temp[['b']] <- 5:6
> temp
[1] 1 2 3
[1] 5 6

 and assumed that this should work for call objects.  The informal
"underneath it all, all the language objects are lists" idea, which I
think I absorbed from one of the original Bell Labs books.  I leave it
to the core team to decide if this should be 'fixed'.

	Terry T.

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