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Convenience function for methods::new() that ensures that the provided class name is namespaced with a package name.


New(Class, ...)



the name of the S4 class to be instantiated


additional parameters for methods::new()


If the provided class name is not already namespaced (see methods::packageSlot()), it will be namespaced with this package. This mechanism is used by new() to disambiguate if the class name clashes with a class defined in another package.


This may not completely eliminate messages on standard error about classes with the same name having been found in different packages. If they appear, they will most likely have come from the call to the methods::initialize() generic that new() issues at the end.