Re: [Rd] Perhaps a stupid question about clipboards....

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Thu 11 Jan 2007 - 08:07:19 GMT

>>>>> "Byron" == Byron Ellis <>
>>>>> on Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:25:45 -0800 writes:

    Byron> I have a stupid question.
not stupid.

    Byron> Why is the clipboard accessed through file() and not,
    Byron> say, a clipboard() connection? Is there a good reason
    Byron> for this or is it simply historical?

Why use a new function name for just one special case? Or do you ask because it would help *find* the feature?

Martin mailing list Received on Thu Jan 11 19:09:29 2007

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