[Rd] Pipe operator status, placeholders?

Benjamin Redelings benj@m|n@rede||ng@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Apr 17 01:04:14 CEST 2022


I see that R 4.2 adds the underscore _ as a placeholder for the new 
forward pipe operator |> , but only for named arguments. The reason why 
placeholders for position arguments was NOT added isn't clear to me, so 
I've been looking for the discussion around the introduction of the 

By searching subject lines in the r-devel mailing list archive, I've found



https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2020-December/080173.html and 
following messages

but not much else.

1. Am I looking in the wrong place?

2. What is the reasoning behind allowing _ as a placeholder only for 
named arguments?

take care,


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