signature-class {methods}R Documentation

Class "signature" For Method Definitions


This class represents the mapping of some of the formal arguments of a function onto the names of some classes. It is used as one of two slots in the MethodDefinition-class.

Objects from the Class

Objects can be created by calls of the form new("signature", functionDef, ...). The functionDef argument, if it is supplied as a function object, defines the formal names. The other arguments define the classes.


Object of class "character" the classes.
Object of class "character" the corresponding argument names.


Class "character", from data part. Class "vector", by class "character".


signature(object = "signature"): see the discussion of objects from the class, above.

See Also

MethodDefinition-class for the use of this class

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