[R] More user-friendly error message needed.

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Apr 8 19:53:00 CEST 2004

"Shin, Daehyok" <sdhyok at catchlab.org> writes:

> Con. Poor design for object-oriented programming, compared with
> Python.  I am quite sure that in the aspect of language design
> Python is far better than MATLAB and R.  Simple, elegant, and
> powerful.  S3 supports only a basic level of OOP, while S4
> introduced too complex mechanisms for it.

Bzzt...  Different design, not worse design.  It's from a different
OOP heritage than C++/Java/Python-ish objects, and makes more sense if
you come from a different set of computing languages.

That being said, I happen to like Python an awful lot.


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