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

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 01:12:30 +0200

>>>>> 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, 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}.

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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    > Sciences Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 1100
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    > 98109-1024

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