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Allow `modify()` to modify calls #412

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hadley opened this Issue Nov 14, 2017 · 2 comments

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hadley commented Nov 14, 2017

library(rlang)
library(purrr)

x <- expr(foo(a, b, 10))
modify(x, ~ if (is.numeric(.x)) .x + 10 else .x)

We should probably expand the vector definition to include pairlists (this will require custom code but it's probably worth it as the connections between purrr and rlang become stronger)

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hadley commented Nov 20, 2017

For map(), this will require a different approach to map_impl() + call_loop() which currently generates calls of the form f(x[[i]]) modifying the value of i in an environment. Instead will need to generate __x_i by looping over the pairlist. For efficiently, will also need to name output as we go using the TAG().

May also be worth a custom modify() method because replacement with [[<- is unlikely to be efficient.

In the short term, might be better to just coerce back and forth to a list, not worrying about efficiency.

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hadley commented Nov 20, 2017

Actually we can just rely on the fact that [[ has an existing implementation

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