R-alpha: autoload -- cool!

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 09:45:41 +0200

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lumley <thomas@biostat.washington.edu> writes:

    Thomas> I have made an autoload library, with a nicer version of the
    Thomas> autoload code I posted a few weeks ago.  It now stores things
    Thomas> in a special environment and it will re-autoload libraries that
    Thomas> have been detached. It only works with the new alpha R. The
    Thomas> syntax is eg autoload("line","eda") to automatically load
    Thomas> library("eda") when the function line() is invoked.

    Thomas> The library file is at
    Thomas> http://www.biostat.washington.edu/~thomas/autoload.tar.gz

I did not try it (yet);
however, it's such a cool idea that I think 
it should make its way into "R base" !

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