objects functions are both from the
base package and are exactly the same as discussed here. I've seen other examples of duplicated functions (in the
base if I remember correctly). To me, having this type of functions juste make the code less clear by introducing more and more functions.
I don't see neither the interest of having duplicated functions in different packages (as we can load packages B, C, D while loading package A).
What is the point of having duplicated functions? Is this type of functions just a remain from the past due to the long existence of an open source language?