Re: [R] bug in chdir option of source

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue 12 Jul 2005 - 20:10:17 EST

usenet@s-boehringer.de wrote:

> 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?

They use R-2.1.1 where the bug has been fixed.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks, Stefan
>
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