R-alpha: compatability functions

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:31:39 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> 2/ In S it is fairly easy to get information to define functions like
> is.Linux(), is.Sun5(), but most of the time I just want to be able to use
> is.unix().  I have two approaches, neither of which I like. One is to default to
> unix if I don't identify Windows, and the other is to identify all the different
> types of unix and then "or" them. Can anyone suggest a better way to define
> is.unix() in S.


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