[Rd] mem.limits deprecated

From: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen.ooms_at_stat.ucla.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:45:53 -0800


After upgrading my servers to 2.14, log files were filled warnings that 'mem.limits' has been deprecated and to use gc instead. After reading the NEWS for R 2.14.0 and PR#14795 I learned that it is actually deprecated without replacement.

Hereby I just want to voice that this function was actually in use by at least several users. Among other things, it is a useful to limit per-session memory on a shared resource. I am not sure what the assumption that 'these limits are nowadays almost never used' was based on, but I would disagree.

Obviously this is message is late, the decision has been made and we were not paying attention when we should have. However if there is possibly anything that can be done to rescue some of this functionality that would be greatly appreciated. E.g. by keeping some of the support in the memory allocator and moving the R code into a package or so.

Thank you



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