[Rd] Verbosity when using urls in R-devel
Prof Brian D Ripley
Thu Feb 6 19:40:03 2003
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Jeff Gentry wrote:
> Hello ...
> Using a relatively recent rsync of R-devel (it started at least after
> 1/16/03 as I have a copy of R-devel from then and this doesn't happen),
Please use intelligible date formats, like R does.
> I've noticed a bit more chatter to the console when accessing URL
> > z <- url("http://www.bioconductor.org/main.html")
> > readLines(z)
> connected to 'www.bioconductor.org' on port 80.
> <snip normal output>
> This seems to be coming from R/src/modules/internet
> Is this something transient for development purposes, or is it intended to
> remain in the code? If the latter, is there some way to turn it off
> (outside of sinking output)? If one has code which is accessing many url
> connections, the screen can get quite spammy.
There is *one* extra line.
It is intended to remain in the code.
There *is* a way to control the output: RTFM.
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