[R] S v. 5

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jun 30 12:41:51 CEST 1999

Thomas Lumley <thomas at biostat.washington.edu> writes:

> On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, John Thaden wrote:
> > Does R, or will R, be integrating the changes to the Chambers/Lucent S
> > language under their version 5.0?  If not already, then when?
> Perhaps, but Probably not. (Neither the Chambers et al changes to their
> version 4 or the Mathsoft changes to _their_ version 5).

Yes. I'm fairly sure we won't start messing with the language syntax.
We might lift off some of the features, like connections, etc. 

However, the point of developing R should not be just to clone
existing systems. Although we try to be compatible with S, we are more
interested in using it as the foundation for new and interesting

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