Re: [Rd] A strange behaviour of file.path in Windows? (PR#13119)

From: <Richard.Cotton_at_hsl.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:27:08 +0100


> If you send these lines of code:
>
> outdir="c:/pippo"
> file.path(outdir,"pluto.html")
>
> R replies correctly:
>
> [1] "c:/pippo/pluto.html"
>
> But if you change the first steps to:
>
> outdir=""
> file.path(outdir,"pluto.html")
>
> R replies (uncorrectly, I think)
>
> [1] "/c:/pippo/pluto.html"

I don't get the same output as you. Are you sure you haven't changed output somewhere else in your code?

outdir="c:/pippo"
file.path(outdir,"pluto.html")

[1] "c:/pippo/pluto.html"

outdir=""
file.path(outdir,"pluto.html")

[1] "/pluto.html"

This is under R2.7.2/ Win XP.

Regards,
Richie.

Mathematical Sciences Unit
HSL



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