[Rd] Wish list
Charles C. Berry
cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Mon Jan 1 18:59:43 CET 2007
On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> A few comments thrown in, and some general comments at the bottom.
> On 1/1/2007 1:28 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>> This is my 2007 New Year wishlist for R features:
>> 1. [deleted thru 12]
>> 13. Make upper/lower case of simplify/SIMPLIFY consistent on all
>> apply commands and add a simplify= arg to by.
> It would have been good not to introduce the inconsistency years ago,
> but it's too late to change now.
Really? The consistency issue only concerns mapply, I think.
How 'bout changing the formals of mapply to
i.e. add simplify = TRUE and change SIMPLIFY's default to 'simplify'
Then the default behavior is retained, specifying a value for
either SIMPLIFY or simplify gives the desired behavior and SIMPLIFY takes
precedence over simplify if both are given values. Not pretty, perhaps,
but it does the job.
I suppose this could get one into trouble if one of the ... args is named
'simplify', but I do not imagine that is a big deal.
>> 14. [rest deleted]
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