[Rd] specials issue, a heads up
hugh@p@r@on@ge @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Feb 24 18:01:18 CET 2020
I mean if the person filing the bug regards style as more important than
the truth of how R treats formulas then they’re literally talking in
I strongly recommend you do nothing or at most make a note in the
documentation addressing this. Your time is too valuable.
On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 at 12:56 am, Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. via R-devel <
r-devel using r-project.org> wrote:
> I recently had a long argument wrt the survival package, namely that the
> following code
> didn't do what they expected, and so they reported it as a bug
> survival::coxph( survival::Surv(time, status) ~ age + sex +
> a. The Google R style guide recommends that one put :: everywhere
> b. This breaks the recognition of cluster as a "special" in the terms
> I've been stubborn and said that their misunderstanding of how formulas
> work is not my
> problem. But I'm sure that the issue will come up again, and multiple
> other packages
> will break.
> A big problem is that the code runs, it just gives the wrong answer.
> Terry T.
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