[R] [SPAM] Re: The "--slave" option

Ivan Krylov kry|ov@r00t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Sep 19 22:03:29 CEST 2019

On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:51:13 +0200
Benjamin Lang <langbnj using gmail.com> wrote:

> A new user, wanting to reduce output from R, would probably reach for
> “-q” or “—quiet”.

Not to argue against your point, but note that (1) --quiet is already a
flag which means something else and (2) --slave is not only a command
line option, but also a structure field name. You can find it in
src/include/R_ext/RStartup.h, not far away from typedef enum { ...
SA_SUICIDE } SA_TYPE. There is also a public API endpoint R_Suicide in

One could think that R sources should come with trigger warnings or

Best regards,

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