[R] Formal definitions of R-language.
trainor at transborder.org
Thu Jul 17 10:35:33 CEST 2003
Uwe Ligges wrote:
> M.Kondrin wrote:
>> Some CS-guys (the type who knows what Church formalism is) keep
>> asking me questions about formal definitions of R-language that I can
>> not answer (or even understand). Is there some freely available
>> papers which I can throw at them where it would be explained is R
>> functional/OOP/procedural language, does it use weak/strong,
>> dynamic/static typization, does it use lazy or ...(do not know what)
>> evaluation, what sort of garbage collector it uses?
> R ships with a draft version of the manual "R Language Definition".
> Another source is Venables & Ripley (2000): S Programming, Springer.
Tell the "CS-guys" to grab the source code and chew on the LALR
context-free grammar stuff in the file "gram.y" as in:
"R Language Definition" lives at:
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