[R] Replacing underscore character in Windows GUI
kjetil brinchmann halvorsen
kjetil at entelnet.bo
Wed Aug 13 04:35:47 CEST 2003
On 12 Aug 2003 at 17:38, nels.tomlinson.1 wrote:
I thought one of the reasons for removing the underscore as synonym
to <- was that at some later point it could be reintroduced in the
grammar, for example as a valid part of variable names.
If this is the case, this suggestion is a bad idea. Better to forget
the habvit of using _ for assignment! Maybe this reemplacement of _
with <- will be removed from ess too?
> Hello, all,
> I'd like to propose that now that the underscore-as-assignment-operator
> is to be removed from R (good thing, too), that the Windows GUI should
> replace the underscore ``_'' with the proper assignment operator ``<-''
> when you type in the underscore character.
> This is the current default behaviour in the ESS mode in emacs, and seems
> to me to be a generally good idea. If no one can come up with a good
> reason not to do this, I hope that the maintainers of the GUI will put it
> on their to-do list.
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