These are internal utilities, currently in the methods package, that either provide some functionality needed by the package (e.g., element matching by name), or add compatibility with S-Plus, or both.
getFunction(name, generic=TRUE, mustFind=TRUE, where)
elNamed(x, name, mustFind=FALSE)
showDefault(object, oldMethods = TRUE)
initMethodDispatch(where = topenv(parent.frame()))
methodSignatureMatrix(object, sigSlots = c("target", "defined"))
the character vector of names (unlike
find the object as a function.
el(object, i) is equivalent to
object[i][] (and should typically be replaceable by object[[i]]).
Returns the names of the formal arguments of this function.
Is there a function of this name? If
FALSE, generic functions are not counted.
return all the indices of the search list on which a function
FALSE, ignore generic functions.
Utility, used to enable
show methods to be called by the
automatic printing (via
oldMethods controls whether old-style print
methods are used for this object. It is
TRUE by default
if called directly, but
FALSE when called from the
methods package for automatic printing (to avoid potential
Turn on the internal method dispatch code. Called on loading
the namespace. Also, if dispatch has been turned off (by calling
.isMethodsDispatchOn(FALSE)---a very gutsy thing to do),
calling this function should turn dispatch back on again.
Returns a matrix with the contents of the specified slots as
rows. The slots should be named character strings of the same
length. Basically used to turn the signatures of a
"MethodDefinition" object into a matrix for printing.
is a synonym of