[Rd] assigning NULLs to elements of a list

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 12 18:07:41 CET 2008

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Oleg Sklyar wrote:

> Dear developers:
> I have just came across an (unexpected to me) behaviour of lists when
> assigning NULLs to list elements. I understand that a NULL is a valid R
> object, thus assigning a NULL to a list element should yield exactly the
> same result as assigning any other object. So I was surprised when
> assigning a NULL in fact removed the element from the list. Is this an
> intended behaviour?


>      If so, does anybody know where is it documented and
> what is a good way around?

One place is FAQ 7.1


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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