[Rd] Warning on backslash sequences (was sprintf behavior)

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Sep 28 16:33:17 CEST 2006

"Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck at gmail.com> writes:

> One area where a problem might appear is if one is
> generating R code, e.g.
>     paste("a <-", dQuote("xyz")) # wrong!
> since in UTF-8 dQuote (and sQuote) do not necessarily
> generate double quotes (and single quotes) so one winds
> up using double quotes within single quotes or else
> backslash-protected double quotes within double quotes.
> If there were an argument on dQuote and sQuote to
> specify that they should generate double and single
> quotes acceptable for code regardless then that would
> help in this instance.

deparse() would be more to the point, would it not?

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