[R] setting options only inside functions

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Apr 27 23:43:24 CEST 2011

> but it's a little clumsy, because
> with_connection(file("myfile.txt"), {do stuff...})
> isn't very useful because you have no way to reference the connection
> that you're using. Ruby's blocks have arguments which would require
> big changes to R's syntax.  One option would to use pronouns:

 Looking very much like python 'with' statements:


 Implemented via the 'with' statement which can operate on anything
that has a __enter__ and an __exit__ method. Very neat.


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