Re: [Rd] broken save(..., compress="xy")

From: Hervé Pagès <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:37:15 -0700

Hi Martin,

On 11-09-23 04:12 PM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> Hervé Pagès<hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
>>>>>> on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:44:32 -0700 writes:
>
> > On 11-09-23 11:02 AM, Sarah Goslee wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >> 2011/9/23 Hervé Pagès<hpages_at_fhcrc.org>:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> With current R devel and R 2.13.1:
> >>>
> >>>> aa=1:5 save(aa, file="aa.rda", compress="xy")
> >>> Error in identical(compress, "gzip") || compress :
> >>> invalid 'y' type in 'x || y'

> >>
> >> The options for compress are "gzip" "bzip2" or "xz" (and
> >> not "xy"), at least on my linux system. Are you sure you
> >> want "xy"?
>
> > Right, I wanted "xz", sorry... Maybe error handling could
> > be improved though so a typo in the input doesn't "break"
> > the code?
>
> well, what every ' "break" the code ' means,

"break" here means that the if statement in charge of examining user input doesn't execute properly for some invalid input.

> you are right that a more informative error message makes sense
> here (though, the code now is slightly longer).
> I've committed such a change {svn rev 57057}.

Thank you!

H.

>
> Martin
>
> > Thanks, H.
>
> >>
> >> Sarah
> >>
> >>> Thanks! H.
> >>>
> >>>> sessionInfo()
> >>> R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08) Platform:
> >>> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)
> >>>
> >>> locale: [1] LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C [3]
> >>> LC_TIME=en_CA.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_CA.UTF-8 [5]
> >>> LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=en_CA.UTF-8 [7]
> >>> LC_PAPER=en_CA.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C [9] LC_ADDRESS=C
> >>> LC_TELEPHONE=C [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_CA.UTF-8
> >>> LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
> >>>
> >>> attached base packages: [1] stats graphics grDevices
> >>> utils datasets methods base
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>
>>
>
>

-- 
Hervé Pagès

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