[R] passing ", betrayed by the non-vanishing \
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Apr 17 08:42:35 CEST 2002
PD> "graham lawrence" <forporphyry at hotmail.com> writes:
>>> mtex<-"I need\'s a \"double quote\" with no backslash"
>>>  "I need's a \"double quote\" with no backslash"
>>> so how is it done? Thanks in advance,
PD> You's got two of them in there already! Try
> cat(mtex, "\n")
PD> Printing character strings will always escape double quotes,
PD> backaslashes and various control characters. No way around that except
PD> by using cat().
the really amusing thing about this topic: about a dozen mail
hosts from R-help subscribers have bounced the above message,
giving as reason
>> Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 553 5.0.0 Unbalanced '"'
Quite a funny example of an error of the 2nd kind when trying to
do spam/virus protection...
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