[S] scope rules

John Thaden (jjthaden@life.uams.edu)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 11:51:26 -0500


Can anyone give me one advantage afforded by the following scope rule of S?

>Functions defined within functions do not have automatic access to
> local variables of the parent.

Is this a historical relic?

Also, why doesn't a concept as important as scope have an entry in the
index of either the S-Plus Programmer's Guide or the User's Guide?

John Thaden
Department of Geriatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

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