hasArg {methods}R Documentation

Look for an Argument in the Call

Description

Returns TRUE if name corresponds to an argument in the call, either a formal argument to the function, or a component of ..., and FALSE otherwise.

Usage

hasArg(name)

Arguments

name The unquoted name of a potential argument.

Details

The expression hasArg(x), for example, is similar to !missing(x), with two exceptions. First, hasArg will look for an argument named x in the call if x is not a formal argument to the calling function, but ... is. Second, hasArg never generates an error if given a name as an argument, whereas missing(x) generates an error if x is not a formal argument.

Value

Always TRUE or FALSE as described above.

See Also

missing

Examples

ftest <- function(x1, ...) c(hasArg(x1), hasArg(y2))

ftest(1) ## c(TRUE, FALSE)
ftest(1, 2)  ## c(TRUE, FALSE)
ftest(y2=2)   ## c(FALSE, TRUE)
ftest(y=2)    ## c(FALSE, FALSE) (no partial matching)
ftest(y2 = 2, x=1)  ## c(TRUE, TRUE) partial match x1


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