[Rd] Possible changes to connections
sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed May 30 22:51:52 CEST 2007
Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> When I originally implemented connections in R 1.2.0, I followed the model
> in the 'Green Book' closely. There were a number of features that forced
> a particular implementation, and one was getConnection() that allows one
> to recreate a connection object from a number.
> I am wondering if anyone makes use of this, and if so for what?
I don't see any uses of it in the Bioconductor package sources.
> It would seem closer to the R philosophy to have connection objects that
> get garbage collected when no R object refers to them. This would allow
> for example
I think this would be a nice improvement as it matches what many
people already assume happens as well as matches what some other
languages do (in particular, Python).
Seth Falcon | Computational Biology | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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