Why is R Core creating a new pipe operator |> ?

I just saw on linkedin that there is a new version of the Magrittr package (link). Magrittr is the package that contains the pipe operator %>% that is used by dplyr.

What surprised me is that that blog post mentions that the "next version" of base R will include its own pipe operator. But instead of %>% it will be |>

I am wondering if anyone can say why the R Core team will be creating their own version of the pipe operator, as opposed to simply incorporating Magrittr's pipe as-is.

Luke Tierney (R Core member) discussed this here. I think it should help to answer your question.


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Thank you so much for that. It perfectly answers my question!