[Rd] "+" operator on characters revisited

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 17:50:03 CET 2011

On Jan 22, 2011, at 21:08 , Vitalie S. wrote:

> The only definite argument occurred in the thread against "+" operator
> was the lack of commutativity (as if one have to prove algebraic
> theorems in R).

I think the real killer was associativity, combined with coercion rules: 

Is "x"+1+2 supposed to be equal to "x12" or "x3"?

Peter Dalgaard
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