[R] print method for str?

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Aug 26 17:40:54 CEST 2010

On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 10:42 +0200, David Hajage wrote:
> Hello useRs and guRus,
> I was trying to add the support of str() in the ascii package, and I
> realized that str() does not have a print method. It uses cat() from inside
> the function and returns nothing.
> Since it is not usual in R, I wonder why? Is there a particular reason?

The Value section of ?str has a (the?) reason. Efficiency.

str is an S3 generic though, so you can write your own methods for it.



> Thank you very much for your attention on... well, this unimportant
> question.
> david
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