Subject: Re: read.fwf, perl on win
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 29 Sep 1999 - 03:19:54 EST
On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
> i just used read.fwf
> (which calls perl)
> and i noticed something.
> i also have mat;lab installed on this machine,
> and matlab also installs a version of perl,
> but a different one.
> additionally, matlab puts its bin directory in the system
> path. so, if one does not canerully set the path,
> r will call the matlab verion of perl,
> and things won't work.
That's horrible! There is an official current Perl, and that
works for R, so I presume that Matlab has an outdated one (Perl 4 ?)
Do you know what version Matlab uses?
One thing we can do is to put a require 5.001; or whatever in the
This will apply on binary Unix distributions too, I assume.
> if anybody is collection a list of pitfalls,
> this probably should go there.
With n packages there seem to be n^2 interactions.
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