Re: [Rd] Invalid connection after closing?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:19:42 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 8 Apr 2011, Joris Meys wrote:

> Thx for the information. I read it, but I wasn't sure what was going
> on inside.

Then perhaps you needed to do your homework: the references on the help page would have explained it to you.

> Is there a way to close a connection without destroying it?
> Guess not, but you never know...

Not from R code.

>
> Cheers
> Joris
>
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 08/04/2011 10:56 AM, Joris Meys wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> I do not completely understand following behaviour :
>>>
>>>>  con<- file("test.txt")
>>>>  isOpen(con)
>>> [1] FALSE
>>>>  open(con)
>>>>  isOpen(con)
>>> [1] TRUE
>>>>  close(con)
>>>>  isOpen(con)
>>> Error in isOpen(con) : invalid connection
>>>>  str(con)
>>> Classes 'file', 'connection'  atomic [1:1] 3
>>>   ..- attr(*, "conn_id")=<externalptr>
>>>
>>> Why do I get an error, indicating an invalid connection, after I
>>> closed a connection? Is this to be expected?
>>
>> Quoting ?close: " ‘close’ closes and destroys a connection. " In the current
>> implementation, connections are a finite resource, and you need to be able
>> to get rid of them when you are done. close(con) is the way to do that. If
>> you want to re-open it, you need to remember the filename (or extract it
>> before calling close()), and issue another call to file().
>>
>> Duncan Murdoch
>>
>
>
>
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