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

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jan 11 09:07:19 CET 2007

>>>>> "Byron" == Byron Ellis <ellis at stat.harvard.edu>
>>>>>     on Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:25:45 -0800 writes:

    Byron> I have a stupid question. 
not stupid.

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

Why use a new function name for just one special case?
Or do you ask because it would help *find* the feature?


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