Reimplementations of Functions Introduced Since R-3.0.0

Functions introduced or changed since R v3.0.0 are re-implemented in this package. The backports are conditionally exported in order to let R resolve the function name to either the implemented backport, or the respective base version, if available. Package developers can make use of new functions or arguments by selectively importing specific backports to support older installations.


News

backports 1.1.3

  • Added capture.output() with support for argument type for R versions prior to 3.3.0.
  • Added URLencode with support for argument repeated for R versions prior to 3.2.0.

backports 1.1.2

  • Improved import mechanism.
  • Added .valid.factor() for R versions prior to 3.4.0.

backports 1.1.1

  • Added ...length() and ...elt() for R versions prior to 3.5.0.
  • Added isFALSE() for R versions prior to 3.5.0.

backports 1.1.0

  • New import mechanism to import packages during load-time with the function import(). This is now the recommended way to use backports non-interactively. Simply importing backports in the NAMESPACE still works, but is comparably error-prone if the same library is used by multiple R installations.

backports 1.0.5

  • Added get0() for R versions prior to 3.2.0.
  • Added examples.

backports 1.0.4

  • Added hasName() for R versions prior to 3.4.0.
  • Added file.info() with backport for argument extra_cols.

backports 1.0.3

  • Removed stringi dependency.

backports 1.0.2

  • Fixed file.size(), file.mtime() and file.mode() for R-3.1.x.

backports 1.0.1

  • Added file.size(), file.mtime() and file.mode() for R versions prior to 3.2.0.

backports 1.0.0

  • Initial version.

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