[Rd] Return value of S4 validity function

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:44:03 CET 2013

This issues a message about a needing to be non-negative as expected:

  representation = list(a = "numeric"),
  prototype = list(a = 0),
  validity = function(object) {
    out <- if (object at a < 0) "a must be non-negative"
    if (is.null(out)) TRUE else out ##
new("A", a = -1)

but it also works if the ## line is omitted so it appears that one can
use NULL in place of TRUE.  I wonder if the use of NULL as an
alternative to TRUE could be officially supported as it would allow
one to write validity methods in a more concise manner.  It appears
that this would only require a change to the documentation.

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