[Rd] Getting the name of a SEXP type in package code?
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Nov 7 18:57:58 CET 2006
>>>>> "Seth" == Seth Falcon <sfalcon at fhcrc.org>
>>>>> on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 06:55:06 -0800 writes:
Seth> Is there an alternative to type2char that is available for use in
Seth> package code? It would be useful for producing more informative error
I haven't looked closely, but I vaguely remember that I had
thought in the past,
(a version of) type2char() should be made part of R's API.
Exactly because of the reason you give.
A more sensible name for the exported function would probably be
If you are going to provide a patch (against R-devel),
you'd ideally also include the corresponding entry in
doc/manual/R-exts.texi ... (:-)
PS: I will be mostly absent from e-mail for the rest of the week.
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