[Rd] Changing the Prompt for browser()

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 5 19:18:42 CET 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Andrew Redd wrote:

> Is there a way that I can change the prompt for within a browser() call.  I
> often use use code like
>> with(obj1,browser())
> Browse[1]>
> Is there a way that I can set it so that I can get something like
>> with(obj1,browser(prompt="obj1"))
> obj1[1]>
> I know that prompt is not a valid option for browser, but it would be nice
> if it were.   There is an option('prompt")  but that does not affect the
> prompt for browser.  Can I change this and how?

Only by changing the sources.  The prompt is hard-coded in 

> Thanks,
> Andrew
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