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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 17:12:18 CEST 2013

On 08/10/2013 10:44 AM, Prof J C Nash (U30A) wrote:
> 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?

It has no effect, so it is just a matter of style.  You'd have to ask 
the maintainer why he likes that style, or what tool he used to produce 
the source code.

Duncan Murdoch

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