Dear R project, I have a very simple question:
How, in late 2019, is there an option called "--slave" to "make R run as quietly as possible"? Let me reiterate that it is 2019, i.e. "The Future", rather than 1970 when R was presumably developed, based on its atrocious syntax, documentation and usability (I think I only need to say "NaN", "NULL", and "NA"). This is a disgrace and it should have been addressed one or two decades ago. Why not just "--quiet"? Please do not mention "backwards compatibility". For the historically inclined, it does not make much of a difference whether the term evokes the Roman, Greek, American or modern kind of slavery for you: it is as disgusting as it gets. Thank you, Ben -- Benjamin Lang, PhD http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6358-8380 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (MSCA-IF) Gene Function and Evolution (Dr. Gian Tartaglia) Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain [[alternative HTML version deleted]] ______________________________________________ Rfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.