[Rd] sys.call() inside replacement functions incorrectly returns *tmp*

Abs Spurdle @purdle@@ @ending from gm@il@com
Mon Oct 15 02:19:38 CEST 2018

Kia Ora

Let's say we have:
"myreplacementfunction<-" = function (..., value)
{	call = sys.call ()
	print (as.list (call) )

Then we call:
x = 0
myreplacementfunction (x, y, z) = 0

It will return:




<promise: 0x06fb6968>

There's two problems here.
Firstly, x has to be defined otherwise we get an error message.
Secondly, the first argument is returned as *tmp*.

Both are incorrect.

It should be possible to call the function without defining x.
And it should return x rather than *tmp*.
In other words, replacement function calls should be the same as other
function calls.

Although it gets y and z right.

kind regards

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