Experimental support for `batch` under MsWindows

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 07:32:40 +0000 (GMT)

On 23 Nov 1998, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Guido Masarotto <guido@sirio.stat.unipd.it> writes:
> > 2) I prepare two executable (4K each,i.e, the smallest size possible
> >     under Windows): (i) a 'windowed' application (rconsole.exe) which should
> >     behaves like my current version and (ii) a 'console' (I suppose
> >     that a better name for rconsole is needed) application
> >     (rbatch.exe) which does not open a graphich console but
> >     use 'stdio'. 
> Sounds great, except for the naming... The terminology seems to be
> that one distinguishes between GUI applications and console
> applications, and your GUI app. is the one called Rconsole! And Rbatch
> also works interactively...
> More obvious would be to call them
> Rgui and Rconsole
>    or maybe
> Rgui and R

Peter, what you and what Windows call a `console application' clearly
differ!  In Windows a `console application' opens its own window to work

Given that confusion, I would go for something like Rgui and Rterm (as for
now R is already used for the `all in one' solution).

The point here is that if the DLL is called R.DLL, we can make different
front ends and link them to everything else, and the names can be changed.

Congratulations to Guido: I failed in a couple of hours, because a crucial
link step always hangs my machine. (Ah, the joys of MS programming.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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