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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 11 Jan 2007 - 08:47:46 GMT

On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Byron Ellis wrote:

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

You can in most uses replace file("clipboard") by "clipboard".

In fact internally file, clipboard and url connections are separate (and show up so under showConnections), but all three can be accessed via file().

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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