[R-SIG-Mac] quartz.save "bug"

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 9 18:53:09 CET 2009

On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>> Well, it's not documented to do so - it's really just pass-through 
>> for quartz() so if anything this is a wishlist item for the 
>> quartz() command. I'll see if we can accommodate that ...
> At least from the perspective to be consistent in writing a valid 
> file path I would vote to put this at the end of quartz()'s wish 
> list :)

The consistency is: those functions that do tilde expansion document 
it.  Those that do not document it should not be assumed to do so.

More to the point, quartz.save is hidden away in R.app and is 
completely undocumented (at least, according to the help system), and 
I did not know it existed.  Since quartz() is usable from R (the 
terminal command line, embedded ...) at the Mac console, could not 
quartz.save() be in package utils and be documented?


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