R-alpha: tempfile(.) [in 0.50-a4] -- or use .C() instead?
Martin Maechler <email@example.com>
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 08:48:57 +0200
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Paul> Martin Your revisions to my S--R compatability code suggest that
Paul> tempfile() is in R after 0.49. I don't find that to be the
Paul> case. It requires code from Friedrich Leisch which still has to
Paul> be added as of 0.50 alpha3.
However, it IS there in 0.50 Alpha-4 :
R : Copyright 1997, Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka
Version 0.50 Alpha-4 (September 10, 1997)
R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type "license()" for details.
function (pattern = "file")
system(paste("for p in", paste(pattern, collapse = " "),
"; do echo /tmp/$p$$; done"), intern = TRUE)
(and the same version is in current 0.60 pre-alpha).
Yes, I've thought too, that it could be better to use Fritz' C-version
since that one might also work on non-Unix systems.
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