[Rd] Verbosity when using urls in R-devel

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 19:40:03 2003

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> Hello ...
> Using a relatively recent rsync of R-devel (it started at least after
> 1/16/03 as I have a copy of R-devel from then and this doesn't happen),

Please use intelligible date formats, like R does.

> I've noticed a bit more chatter to the console when accessing URL
> connections.
> > z <- url("http://www.bioconductor.org/main.html")
> > readLines(z)[1]
> connected to 'www.bioconductor.org' on port 80.
> <snip normal output>
> This seems to be coming from R/src/modules/internet
> Is this something transient for development purposes, or is it intended to
> remain in the code?  If the latter, is there some way to turn it off
> (outside of sinking output)?  If one has code which is accessing many url
> connections, the screen can get quite spammy.

There is *one* extra line.
It is intended to remain in the code.
There *is* a way to control the output: RTFM.

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