ray at mcs.vuw.ac.nz
Fri Nov 21 03:42:44 CET 2003
> I thought I was getting to grips with it, until last reply from Prof Brian
> Ripley's. At least in my Windows and Linux boxes
Actually it was my reply that suggested ?paste("help")
> ? paste("help")
> opens the help for help (!?)
Not on my systems! [Solaris, NetBSD, Windows 98]. I believe it should
open the help for paste().
The point is that it requires a syntactically correct statement after
the ? so that the command parses correctly (with ? as a unary
operator), but the result is to provide the help for the first
syntactic element of the parsed expression, *without* evaluating the expression.
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