Re: [Rd] documentation on seek *does not* need update

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 22 Mar 2005 - 17:53:32 GMT

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Vadim Ogranovich wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I wondered how seek() deals with large (>2GB) files. The help says that
> the 'where' arg should be an integer, while the release notes for 2.0.0
> say
>
> o seek() on connections now accepts and returns a double for the
> file position. This allows >2Gb files to be handled on a
> 64-bit platform (and some 32-bit platforms).
>
> I assume that the help file just had not been updated, correct?

Not correct. Integer is a concept, not the same as `int'. The amount to seek by must be an integer, of course.

C doubles (and R doubles) can be integers.

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