[Rd] R history: Why 'L; in suffix character ‘L’ for integer constants?

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Fri Jun 16 19:47:55 CEST 2017

Yeah, that was what I heard from our instructor when I was a graduate
student: L stands for Long (integer).


On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Serguei Sokol <sokol at insa-toulouse.fr> wrote:
> Le 16/06/2017 à 17:54, Henrik Bengtsson a écrit :
>> I'm just curious (no complaints), what was the reason for choosing the
>> letter 'L' as a suffix for integer constants?  Does it stand for
>> something (literal?), is it because it visually stands out, ..., or no
>> specific reason at all?
> My guess is that it is inherited form C "long integer" type (contrary to
> "short integer" or simply "integer")
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_data_types

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