[Rd] Non-documentation of options(<list>) (PR#7079)

maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 12 19:04:42 CEST 2004

This is a new bug report on missing documentation only

>>>>> "Deepayan" == Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan at stat.wisc.edu>
>>>>>     on Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:55:20 -0500 writes:

    Deepayan> On Monday 12 July 2004 11:37, Martin Maechler
    Deepayan> wrote:


    >> You weren't making a "feature request" in the other
    >> direction where you?


    Deepayan> Should options( mylist ) work at all? It's not
    Deepayan> documented, at least not in ?options. Is that a
    Deepayan> documentation oversight?

You are right, it's not properly documentated,
but has been used "forever", typically as in

    op <- options(......) # previous option settings


    options(op) # reset options

analogously to par().

Patches to <Rsrc>/src/library/base/man/options.Rd are gladly accepted. ;-)

Martin Maechler

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