[Rd] Should dots be used in generic functions?
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 10:59:01 -0500
Paul Gilbert wrote:
> John Chambers wrote:
> > 2- the method can have arguments not in the generic if the generic has
> > ..., with the interpretation that the actual arguments matching ... may
> > correspond to the extra arguments.
> In this case, would the method have ... as well, or not?
Subject to discussion .... Either seems plausible. What currently
happens is that setMethod constructs a method that contains the
programmer's supplied definition as a local function and calls it
(needed so that argument re-matching can take place).
An advantage of the method not having ... is that errors in naming
arguments are more likely to be caught.
> Paul Gilbert
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