xavier at 4ecap.com
Wed Nov 4 06:39:00 CET 2015
I apologize that I am cross posting here after getting no answer from
question on stack overflow
I should certainly have posted it first here..
I am using 3 packages:
quantmod is creating a union class by doing:
In 'myPackage' I am also creating a union class by doing
I did not notice any issue until: Since version 3.2.2
<https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/NEWS.html>, R is
displaying a warning as soon as I manipulate an object of class xts:
Found more than one class "xts" in cache; using the first, from
namespace 'quantmod'Found more than one class "xts" in cache; using
the first, from namespace 'quantmod'
Indeed in this case it seems we are creating 2 virtual class for xts, one
in package environement quantmod and one in package environment myPackage.
Each is extended by different unionClass.
1) is it a problem (appart from this annoying warning?)
2) Should I instead use
if (is.null(.Call(methods:::C_R_getClassFromCache, "xts",
So that I create the virtual class only of it has not been created by
someone else in another package (and by the way in this case quantmod
should do the same to avoid issues when packages are loaded in a different
3) and finally, is it not a bug in getClass ? I would have expected it to
first try to get the class definition from the parent environment. The fact
that I get the warning shows that it searches all environements, finds 2
classes from 2 different environments and chooses arbitrarily.
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