Subject: Re: machine() vs .Platform$OS.type
From: Martin Maechler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 16 Dec 1999 - 01:31:29 EST
>>>>> On Wed, 15 Dec 1999 10:24:16 -0500, Paul Gilbert
>>>>> <email@example.com> said:
PaulG> o .Platform$OS.type is standardized to be `unix', `mac' or
PaulG> However, machine() still returns "Unix" rather than "unix". (I'm
PaulG> not sure what it returns on other platforms. Should I be
PaulG> thinking of machine() as standardized already, or is
PaulG> .Platform$OS.type the preferred standard way to check this?
yes. As a matter of fact, I think machine() should become deprecated...
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