R-beta: library(splines) in version 0.50 alpha

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Wed Apr 23 00:18:54 CEST 1997

On Tue, 22 Apr 1997, Douglas Bates wrote: 
> I thought I would play around with the splines library a bit to see if
> some of the extensions that Bill Venables and I created would fit in.
> Right now I am having problems loading the library because the R code
> uses := for assignment.  Should that be changed to <- now that the
> code is a part of a library?

Yes -- I thought it had all been changed by now.  

The second R release to provide libraries also ensured that their contents
automagically went into the system environment.  In R0.50 R&R have finally
removed the unnecessary := statement, forcing us to catch up and fix our 

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