[R] setClass() and packages

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 21 18:47:45 CEST 2002

On 21 May 2002, Douglas Bates wrote:

> We use file names like
>  AllClass.R   # definition of classes
>  AllGeneric.R # definition of generic functions
> (or perhaps AllClasses.R and AllGenerics.R for the fastidious).  As
> you say, these are not guaranteed to be processed first but we tend to
> use lower case letters for our other .R file names.

Unfortunately there are locales in which lower case comes before upper
case, surprisingly.  en_US is one (on Linux and Solaris at least).  So I
think starting with 0 is safer.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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