[R] rbenchmark: why is function benchmark back-quoted?

Prof J C Nash (U30A) nashjc at uottawa.ca
Tue Oct 8 16:44:19 CEST 2013

I'm wondering what the purpose of the back-quoting of the name is, since 
benchmark seems a valid name. The language reference does mention 
back-quoting names to make them syntactic names, but I found no 
explanation of the "why".

Can someone give a concise reason?


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