[R] bug in chdir option of source

From: <usenet_at_s-boehringer.de>
Date: Tue 12 Jul 2005 - 19:56:48 EST


I'm on R 2.1.0.

In the "source" function there is a bug preventing the proper use of the chdir option (which simply doesn't work).

The problem is that in the function the following line occurs:  file <- file(file, "r", encoding = encoding)

This overwrites the variable "file" and later causes the check

    if (chdir && is.character(file) && (path <- dirname(file)) !=

        ".")
to fail.

I have some generic files which are not yet a package that I regularly want to source into many other files. How do people handle situations like this right now?

Thanks, Stefan



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