extra arguments to generic functions & bug in model.frame

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
17 Jun 1998 20:41:35 +0200

Jim Robison-Cox <jimrc@mathfs.math.montana.edu> writes:

> 1.  There seems to be a bug in model.frame() using terms() with 2 arguments.


> 2.  What is standard practice for setting up instances of a generic function?
>     It seems sensible to me that argument lists should not shrink when 
>     going from the generic function to an instance of that function.

No. There's no limit to what special parameters a specific instance of
a function may implement. So the generic one is generally (x,...).
There's no reason not to allow a specific function to check that it is
getting called with parameters that make sense.

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