[Rd] assignInNamespace to create a setwd() replacement: how to use unlockBinding()?

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Fri Feb 8 17:32:05 CET 2013

Thanks, Uwe
Yes, that was evil, but like other evil practices, it worked for many R 
generations.  Your suggestion wasn't hard to implement
and makes my .Rprofile healthier & happier.

On 2/8/2013 9:17 AM, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Replacing base functionality is bad practice, since some packages may 
> rely on the actual functionality from base. Why not provide such 
> functions in a private package that masks the base functionality for 
> your interactive work only (and keeps base clean to be used by other 
> packages).
> Finally, you can load that package in your startup code.
> Best,
> Uwe Ligges

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