Peter

Aha!  so R backticks work just like bash backticks  (duh!)
unless they are on the LHS of an assignment.

[We bash people now use $(...) instead]

Could we add something to this effect to Quotes.Rd?


rksh


On 4 Dec 2006, at 14:33, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Robin Hankin wrote:
>>
[snip]
>> What exactly do backticks do that single or double quotes don't?
>>
> I don't know whether we really want to be that dogmatic about it,  
> but in
> a nutshell
>
> `like this` <- 2
> "like that" <- 3
> print(`like this`)
> print("like that")
>
> I.e. backtick'ed names work whereever ordinary names do, but quoted
> names work only on the LHS of assignments.
>
> The note in ?formula should probably be understood defensively: We
> intend backtick'ed names to work in all contexts, but  there may be
> programming practices where the backticks are not preserved  
> (notably if
> there is a deparse-reparse step involved).
>
>> Where do I look for documentation on this?
>>
>>
>>
>>
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