[Rd] multiple names to assign

Patrick Burns pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Sun Jul 13 11:39:21 CEST 2008

'assign' does not give a warning if 'x' has length
greater than 1 -- it just uses the first element:

assign(c('a1', 'a2'), 1:2)

One way of thinking about this is that people using
'assign' get what they deserve.  The other is that it is
used seldom enough that adding a warning isn't going
to slow things down appreciably.

Patrick Burns
patrick at burns-stat.com
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