R-beta: NextMethod(.Generic) bug

Gordon Maclean maclean at stout.atd.ucar.edu
Sat Jan 3 02:20:34 CET 1998

I'm a day-old R newbie (but a war-weary S veteran), with couple of
first-day questions: 

In R 0.61, this code fails.

	Ops.test <- function(e1,e2)
  	  e1 <- NextMethod(.Generic)

	x <- 4
	class(x) <- "test"
	y <- x < 3
The error message is "Error in NextMethod(.Generic) : negative length vectors 
are not allowed.".

I assume it is a bug.  It works in Splus 3.4.  Is there a fix/workaround?

Also, why doesn't the "!" operator work on numeric values?

Thanks a bunch to all you R developers!  I was very pleased to find R,
mainly because I want an "S" which runs on intel Unix.

Gordon Maclean
Nat'l Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder CO USA

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