[Rd] eval a SYMSXP from C

From: Whit Armstrong <armstrong.whit_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:53:02 -0400

Can someone offer some advice on how to properly evaluate a SYMSXP from a .Call ?

I have the following in R:

variable xn, with an attribute "mu" which references the variable mu in the global environment.

I know "references" is a loose term; mu was defined in this fashion as a way to implement deferred binding:

foo <- function(x,mu) {

    attr(x,"mu") <- substitute(mu)

mu <- 2.0
xn <- foo(rnorm(100),mu)

> typeof(attr(xn,"mu"))

[1] "symbol"
> eval(attr(xn,"mu"))

[1] 2

In a .Call, I am attempting to eval the SYMSXP as follows:

SEXP mu_ = Rf_getAttrib(x_,Rf_install("mu"));

if(TYPEOF(mu_)==SYMSXP) {
  mu_ = Rf_eval(Rf_lang1(mu_),R_GlobalEnv);

However, when running this code, I get the following error: Error in logp(xn) : could not find function "mu"

Do I need to create an expression of c("get", "mu") to force the name lookup to evaluate the SYMSXP?


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