[R] bug or no?
ccleland at optonline.net
Tue Aug 24 21:08:37 CEST 2004
I don't think it's a bug, it's partial matching of
argument names. To avoid it, use exact argument names in
your call to the function:
From the R language definition:
"Argument matching: Formal arguments are matched to supplied
arguments first by exact matching on tags, then by partial
matching on tags, and finally by positional matching."
Richard Morey wrote:
> The following code prints  2, as it should
> However, this code prints  3:
> It should still print  2. It appears
> that if a variable in ... begins with the same letter as another variable,
> the value in the variable in ... overwrites the value in the variable with
> the same first letter.
> I didn't see this bug reported elsewhere.
> Richard Morey
> Is this a bug or am I missing something?
> output of R.version
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> major 1
> minor 9.1
> year 2004
> month 06
> day 21
> language R
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