Grow up and use ESS already (was RE: [R] about the char _)
andy_liaw at merck.com
Fri Oct 5 15:47:16 CEST 2001
> Members of the Pascal family have that same quirk [there,
> assignment is := ]. I admit to being a lazy typist (as have others
> here), and that quirk used to annoy me. But I'd expect that most R
> code actually gets written in someone's favorite editor, and that
> that editor almost certainly has the ability to define the
> string "<-"
> as a keyboard macro. That's how I learned to live with ":="
> through several incarnations of Pascal.
In deed... In S-mode under ESS (5.1.19), typing "_" automagically gives "
<- ". Note the extra spaces for readibility! It's also smart enough to
leave "_" inside quotes alone.
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