Re: [R] bug in chdir option of source

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 12 Jul 2005 - 21:02:19 EST

Please read the posting guide (as we do ask) and use the current version as it asks to see if the `bug' has already been fixed.

This was fixed a while ago, definitely in 2.1.1.

On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 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.

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