[Rd] Because it's Friday. was creating environments in package's C code

Jeffrey Horner jeff.horner at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Oct 2 23:42:52 CEST 2009

Simon Urbanek wrote on 10/01/2009 11:51 AM:
> I suspect you like reinventing the wheel ;). Your NewInteger is part of 
> the R API and is called ScalarInteger(). When you need something, 
> chances are that R has it already, so it's worth greping through the 
> headers (and sometimes even through the main sources).

I am reminded of what Robert Gentleman said at DSC 2005 during the R/S 
round-chair discussion: "Brian Ripley is the only one I know who keeps R 
in his frontal lobe."

I can only aspire to such greatness, Simon.


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