contrib.url and R-devel numbering 3.7 vs 4.0

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contrib.url and R-devel numbering 3.7 vs 4.0

Jan Gorecki
Dear R-devel,

Due to the numbering change of R-devel from 3.7 to 4.0 there seems to
be an issue happening in a helper function contrib.url, maybe some
others too.
When running on a Windows r77294 (2019-10-15)

    contrib.url("", type="binary")
    #[1] ""

Resulting string is actually not a the proper one. As of now CRAN
still uses 3.7.
It is not clear if migration to 4.0 urls will happen or R-devel CRAN
will stay as 3.7.

Anyway I would like to request, again, to consider my suggestion from
May 2018 that makes contrib.url more flexible, allowing to handle
issue discussed in this email.

Best Regards,
Jan Gorecki

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