[R] list of valid characters in object names

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 15:10:20 CEST 2013

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Your question is a little ambiguous.  All characters are allowed in object
> names, but the parser will only recognize some of them if they are quoted in
> backticks.
> The ones it recognizes without the backticks are ones that the C isalnum()
> (or iswalnum()) function declares to be alphanumeric, plus . and _.  Your
> list above are all allowed, but locales are allowed to declare other
> characters to be alpha.  I wouldn't recommend using anything else, because
> your code won't be recognized in other locales.
> The definitive reference for this is the source code, specifically
> src/main/gram.y.  There's some discussion in the Intro to R manual, section
> 1.8.
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you,

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