[Rd] generic function argument list problem

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Aug 31 09:34:47 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Robin" == Robin Hankin <r.hankin at noc.soton.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 08:09:15 +0100 writes:


    Robin> I am writing a rep() method for objects with class "octonion", and
    Robin> my function rep.octonion() has argument list (x, times, length.out,  
    Robin> each, ...)
    Robin> just like rep.default(),   but  R CMD check complains about it, pointing
    Robin> out that rep() and rep.octonion() have different arguments.

Hmm, not exactly, ``like rep.default'', I'm pretty sure.
Why not peek into R's <source>/src/library/base/man/rep.Rd  
which has

rep(x, times, \dots)

\method{rep}{default}(x, times, length.out, each, \dots)

and definitely passes R CMD check without a warning.

    Robin> What do I have to do to my rep.octonion() function to make my package
    Robin> pass R CMD check without warning?

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