Re: [R] bug in chdir option of source

From: <usenet_at_s-boehringer.de>
Date: Tue 12 Jul 2005 - 21:49:38 EST


I apologize for not having investigated enough.

However I want to bring up the point that upgrading can be a very tedious thing. I administer a cluster for which upgrading brings it to a halt for several hours stopping all calculations going on. At the moment I have no way to go from 2.1.0 to 2.1.1.

I just want to add this point to the release policy of R which historically has very quick release cycles which on the one hand is a very positive thing but on the other hand can be problematic with respect to some aspects.

Thanks again, Stefan

On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 13:02, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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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