# op-definition

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##### Definition operator

The definition operator is typically used in DSL packages like ggvis and data.table. It is exported in rlang as a alias to ~. This makes it a quoting operator that can be shared between packages for computing on the language. Since it effectively creates formulas, it is immediately compatible with rlang's formulas and interpolation features.

##### Usage
":="()is_definition(x)new_definition(lhs, rhs, env = caller_env())
##### Arguments
x

An object to test.

lhs, rhs

Expressions for the LHS and RHS of the definition.

env

The evaluation environment bundled with the definition.

##### Aliases
• op-definition
• :=
• is_definition
• new_definition
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {
# This is useful to provide an alternative way of specifying
# arguments in DSLs:
fn <- function(...) ..1
f <- fn(arg := foo(bar) + baz)

is_formula(f)
f_lhs(f)
f_rhs(f)

# A predicate is provided to distinguish formulas from the
# colon-equals operator:
is_definition(a := b)
is_definition(a ~ b)
# }

Documentation reproduced from package rlang, version 0.1.1, License: GPL-3

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