[Rd] Spurious output white line in R script (PR#8631)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 23 06:58:51 CET 2006
On Wed, 22 Feb 2006, François Pinard wrote:
> [Simon Urbanek]
>> I don't see the bug here ... you may want to explain how this behavior
>> conflicts with the documentation.
> Oh, sorry. I merely surmised that R developers were aware of the
> meaning of "--slave" option.
> Within the output resulting of command
> "man R", one reads:
> Make R run as quietly as possible
> So, I was not expecting R, running with that option activated, to
> "volunteer" white lines. :-)
But Simon said `with the documentation'. Not doing what you expected is
not a bug. Can you please point us to documentation which says that
end-of-file produces no output?
This does appear to be deliberate behaviour from
/* run the .Last function. If it gives an error, will drop back to
R_CleanUp(SA_DEFAULT, 0, 1);
and I think it is necessary, as R might well have a partial line of output
queued up for the console. So this is probably `as quietly as possible'.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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