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

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Sep 28 17:15:27 CEST 2006

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

> That's a good idea for the case I mentioned although there is still
> the case where one requires a single quoted string (maybe for
> generating code for some other language) and that is
> not handled by deparse.

Yes, but there be devils lurking in there. I think you do in general
need to know what the other language is. Take a look at shQuote(), for
instance. (Why, BTW, does that not simply "escape" single quotes using
'"'"' instead of switching to double-quotes and escaping everything in

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