[R] R is GNU S, not C.... [was "how to get or store ....."]

P Ehlers ehlers at math.ucalgary.ca
Wed Dec 7 15:27:47 CET 2005

Oh Patrick, surely German Capitalization is better!



Patrick Connolly wrote:
> On Tue, 06-Dec-2005 at 04:21PM +0000, Patrick Burns wrote:
> |> I don't put in extraneous ';' because I maybe get a
> |> blister on my little finger.
> |> 
> |> I suspect that those who find the semi-colons ugly in
> |> R do not find them ugly in C. 
> Nor in perl, mysql or php.  I quite like how R is rather different
> from those other languages.  Somehow that very different look helps to
> change (me at least) into the appropriate type of thinking.  It's
> somewhat akin to the difference between English and German use of
> capital letters -- each system makes perfect sense in its own context
> and are beter not mixed.

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