[R] sub question

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Feb 3 22:51:01 CET 2009

Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:

>> But can you be sure that there is no legitimate reason for expecting
>> the current behaviour?
> you surely know the answer.  

Actually, I don't. I was just pointing out the generic risk of fixing 
something that isn't broken by breaking something that works. There's a 
lot of conservatism in R where things don't get rationalized for similar 
reasons. For quite a while, bug-for-bug compatibility with S-PLUS v 3.x 
was considered important to allow people to port their packages between 

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