[Rd] Where does L come from?
m@rc_@chw@rtz @ending from me@com
Sat Aug 25 15:40:07 CEST 2018
On Aug 25, 2018, at 9:26 AM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Would someone mind pointing to me to the inspiration for the use of
> the L suffix to mean "integer"? This is obviously hard to google for,
> and the R language definition
> is silent.
The link you have above, does reference the use of 'L', but not the derivation.
There is a thread on R-Help from 2012 ("Difference between 10 and 10L"), where Prof. Ripley addresses the issue in response to Bill Dunlap and the OP:
In searching, I also found the following thread on SO:
which had a link to the R-Help thread above and others.
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