[R] cannot have a function argument named 'break'

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 3 01:48:05 CET 2003

On Sun, 2 Nov 2003, Thomas W Blackwell wrote:

> Dear list  -
> I just discovered to my surprise that I cannot define
> a function with an argument named 'break' or 'while'!
> 'breaks' is okay.  Maybe this is no surprise to the R
> developers.

You can't use any of the words that are part of the R language (as opposed
to functions).  The ones I can think of are
   for while repeat
   next break
   if else


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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