sys.on.exit appears non-functional (PR#269)

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Subject: sys.on.exit appears non-functional (PR#269)
ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Date: Wed 08 Sep 1999 - 02:42:01 EST


Message-Id: <199909071642.SAA03414@pubhealth.ku.dk>

As far as I can see sys.on.exit() does not work. The following
will give a non-null result in S, and seems about the simplest possible
usage.

test <- function() {
  on.exit(print(1))
  ex <- sys.on.exit()
  str(ex)
  cat("exiting...\n")
}
> test()
 NULL
exiting...
[1] 1

Looking at the code suggests that on.exit is installing the code in
a different context from the one sys.on.exit is looking in, but this is
daunting for non-experts.

The help page does not say what this is supposed to do, of course, but
I assume it is intended to retrieve the on.exit expression, as in S.

--please do not edit the information below--

Version:
 platform = sparc-sun-solaris2.6
 arch = sparc
 os = solaris2.6
 system = sparc, solaris2.6
 status =
 status.rev = 0
 major = 0
 minor = 65.0
 year = 1999
 month = August
 day = 27
 language = R

Search Path:
 .GlobalEnv, Autoloads, package:base

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