[Rd] Internal error in 'ls' for pathological environments (PR#14035)

From: <macrakis_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 05:00:12 +0100 (CET)

nchar(with(list(2),ls())) gives an internal error. This is of course a peculiar call (no names in the list), but the error is not caught cleanly.

It is not clear from the documentation whether with(list(2)...) is allowable; if it is not, it should presumably give an error. If it is, then ls
shouldn't have problems with the resulting environment.

> qq <- with(list(2),ls()) # An incorrect call (no
names in list)
> nchar(qq)

Error in nchar(qq) : 'getEncChar' must be called on a CHARSXP # ls returned a bad object
> qq

[1]Error: 'getEncChar' must be called on a CHARSXP
> qq[1]

[1]Error: 'getEncChar' must be called on a CHARSXP
> qq[2]

[1] NA

Apparently related:

> with(list(a=1,2),ls())

Error in ls() : 'getEncChar' must be called on a CHARSXP

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 platform = i386-pc-mingw32
 arch = i386
 os = mingw32
 system = i386, mingw32
 status =
 major = 2
 minor = 9.2
 year = 2009
 month = 08
 day = 24
 svn rev = 49384
 language = R
 version.string = R version 2.9.2 (2009-08-24)

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