[R] Parsing for list components

G. Sawitzki gs at statlab.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Oct 18 17:35:56 CEST 2001

How do I parse an identifier of a list component, e.g.
	mylist[[1]] ?
Parse does not do the job, e.g.
returns an expression with just one term, instead of "mylist", "$", 

What I need is a way to extract the list name (e.g. "mylist"), given 
an identifier of a component. Splitting the string is possible, but I 
think there are better solutions.


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