Martin Maechler <email@example.com>
Fri, 9 Mar 2001 10:15:50 +0100
>>>>> "PaulG" == Paul Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
PaulG> One of the functions I would like to clean out of my syskern
PaulG> package is a program to send mail. This is a common feature
PaulG> other programs (e.g. bug.report) may use so I would like it to
PaulG> be included in R/base. I will volunteer to do this as it looks
PaulG> like a fairly straightforward dissection of bug.report but I
PaulG> have some questions:
PaulG> Has anyone done this already?
yes, bug.report() *does* all this already (when system resources are
available), using getOption("mailer") and/or argument `method = '
PaulG> Is "mail" a good name or would something like "Sys.mail" be
I think what we want is modularizing bug.report()
by having it call a new Sys.mail()
function passing it the subject, from & body (and may be more).
A good idea!
PaulG> Should I generate a diff relative to something or just files for
I think useful would be to just modularize bug.report() as indicated above
PaulG> Paul Gilbert
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