[R] savehistory not working properly in R?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 15 21:31:02 CEST 2003

On Thu, 15 May 2003, Paul Y. Peng wrote:

> Why does R save its command history only when one saves the data
> image of the session? Is this a feature? Even though .Last can do
> this, would it be more convenient if R can do this automatically?
> Logically, I feel the command history should be treated separately.

I don't know: it predates my involvement with R.  The Windows ports used
always to save it, but we changed to conform to the Unix version, since
being different confused too many people.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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