R-alpha: Loss of workspace

Ross Ihaka (ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 10:24:16 +1200

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 10:24:16 +1200
From: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Message-Id: <199609082224.KAA09288@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Martyn Plummer <plummer@iarc.fr>
Subject: R-alpha: Loss of workspace
In-Reply-To: <199609061305.PAA23932@hypatia.math.ethz.ch>

Martyn Plummer writes:
 > Yesterday I managed to erase my whole workspace after an escalating
 > sequence of errors (see below). I couldn't help feeling that S,
 > which stores individual objects in separate files, could have recovered
 > more gracefully from my two problems: 1) A program crash and 2)
 > A full hard disk. Can the R workspace be made more robust to this
 > sort of thing?

This kind of bug gets the very top priority.  I will look into it
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