[Rd] Wishlist: 'quietly' argument for .onAttach() / .First.lib()
sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Apr 19 05:58:07 CEST 2006
Peter Ruckdeschel <Peter.Ruckdeschel at uni-bayreuth.de> writes:
> Summing up the discussions in this thread, I have built a package
> 'startupmsg' available (in a first version) for the moment at
> (see documentation within)
> In particular, I took up suggestions from Seth Falcon's mail as to the
> condition system
> in R as well as a suggestion by Brian Ripley in some earlier reply in
> this thread
> to use options() to control start-up messages.
> Any comments/suggestions are welcome.
It's nice to see code instead of discussion :-)
I had a quick look and for what it's worth, a few comments...
* Seems a bit more code than I would expect. I think you have some
use cases that I don't have ;-). In terms of general use, I would
suggest making a stab at a simplified version. For example, what's
the difference between startupMessage and startupVersionMessage; are
both needed? And linestarter?
* Consider adding a customizable restart. As it stands, startupmsg
doesn't give a user more control than message(). That is, you can
either muffle the messages or not. If I want to write them to a
file or prefix them with funny characters, doing so by grabbing hold
of the message before it is emitted via the restart seems like a
nice approach (although one could argue for a more general system
logging system that probably would not need the fancy condition
Thanks for sharing your code.
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