[Rd] minor iconvlist() bug in r-devel

From: Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan_at_stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed 16 Mar 2005 - 15:18:53 GMT

This is on r-devel from 2005-03-15. iconvlist() uses (at least some of the time)

icfile <- system.file("iconvlist", package = "utils")

which looks like

"""
The following list contain all the coded character sets known. This does not necessarily mean that all combinations of these names can be used for the FROM and TO command line parameters. One coded character set can be listed with several different names (aliases).

  437//
500//

.
.
.

"""

which leads to

> tail(iconvlist(), n = 40)

 [1] "WS2"          "YU"           "all"          "all"          "and"
 [6] "be"           "be"           "can"          "can"      "character"

[11] "character" "coded" "coded" "combinations" "command"
[16] "contain" "different" "does" "following" "for"
[21] "known." "line" "list" "listed" "mean"
[26] "names" "names" "necessarily" "not" "of"
[31] "parameters." "set" "sets" "several" "that"
[36] "the" "the" "these" "used" "with"
A possible fix seems to be to replace ext <- readLines(icfile) by

    ext <- grep("/$", readLines(icfile), value = TRUE)

but I don't know if that's guaranteed to work.

-Deepayan



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