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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 11 09:47:46 CET 2007

On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Byron Ellis wrote:

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

You can in most uses replace file("clipboard") by "clipboard".

In fact internally file, clipboard and url connections are separate (and 
show up so under showConnections), but all three can be accessed via 

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