[S] summary etc

Christian Hoffmann (christian.hoffmann@wsl.ch)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 14:41:16 +0200


Dear all,

Frequently I want to call a print.summary.* function from a wrapping
function of my own. This often leads to trouble, because from within this
wrapping function the print.summary.* will not *see* the information it
needs. Calling print.summary from the uppermost level is no problem (of
course :-) ).

Question:
Is there a commonly agreed to way to program such functions that they will
work under all circumstances?

Otherwise I would call them "top-level-functions-only", and not true
functions. The trouble is that there is no easy way to these two kind apart.

PS: How about R in this respect?

Kind regards
--Christian

Christian W. Hoffmann
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
phone: ++41-1-739 22 77 fax : ++41-1-739 22 15 e-mail: hoffmann@wsl.ch
WWW: http://www.wsl.ch/wsidb/leute/cho/choHPENG.html
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