[R] Re: assigning with operator '='.

Mike Prager mprager at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 23 02:27:15 CEST 2002

At 10:59 AM 05/22/2002 -0300, Rolf Turner wrote:

>Mind you, using ``='' as the assignment operator strikes me as being
>dangerous anyhow.  Bad design decision by the S people (by John
>Chambers?) and R should ***not*** have followed suit, compatibility
>or no compatibility.

I for one would be delighted to see an option added to R allowing the user 
to turn off "=" as a valid assignment operator. That would allow 
maintaining S compatibility for those who want it, while allowing the rest 
of us an added measure of safety.

Mike Prager  (mprager at alum.mit.edu)
Beaufort, North Carolina

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