[Rd] vector arguments to if()

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 30 19:21:02 2002

The current R-devel now warns about passing vectors of length > 1 to if().
There seem to be a *lot* of such misuses amongst packages, including in
the recommended packages lattice and mgcv.  Since S warns, this is almost
entirely confined to packages originally written for R.

Would package developers please check their packages under R-devel at
their convenience.  I would be interested to hear of any misuses in R
itself: several have come to light but more may be lurking.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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