[Rd] attributes of environments

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 21:41:07 CEST 2006

On 7/5/06, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 2006, at 2:23 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > On 7/5/06, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> >
> > I don't think ad hominem arguments and unsupported statements that
> > things "make no sense" or analogies to screwdrivers have any
> > relevance to this discussion.
> I was hoping that it will help you understand the point, apparently I
> was wrong.
> > I think by this time I have shown that subclassing of  environments
> > does not work
> No, you didn't. Your example demonstrates that subclassing works
> correctly and exactly as expected.

I have repeatedly seen people claiming in relation to various topics regarding
R that simply being consistent with the documentation makes it "correct".
Some of these discussions have, in the past, bordered on ridiculous since
everyone who encounters these problems knows there are problems with
the design.

The discussion here is that the current design has an undesirable property
and that an alternate design would remove that problem.

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