Re: [R] Error: value of 'SET_CXTAIL' must be a char or NULL, not a 'char'

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:16:25 +0100 (BST)

I do think this is definitely an R-devel topic according to the posting guide, so I am not going to go into any details here.

However, the issue is fairly clearly a corrupt CHARSXP cache, the only place CXTAIL is used.

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, Søren Højsgaard wrote:

> so it looks as though the error message is a little buggy (it should
> print TYPEOF(v), not TYPEOF(x), or maybe it should test x, not v.) But
> I don't really know what it's doing. Are you using a STRSXP somewhere
> that is expecting a CHARSXP?
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
> No; the code that produces the error is given below; but it does not occur on every occasion...
> I am puzzled...
>
> Regards
> Søren
>
>
>
> SEXP rconipm(SEXP S, SEXP K, SEXP Glist, SEXP mode)
> {
> R_len_t nG=length(Glist);
> SEXP ans, Sdims, Kdims, Gitem, Giidims;
> int nrS, ncS, nrK, ncK, nrgen, ncgen, ii, jj, Gii, idx;
> double *modep, *rS, *rK, *rG, *ansp, rans;
> Sdims = getAttrib(S, R_DimSymbol);
> nrS = INTEGER(Sdims)[0]; ncS = INTEGER(Sdims)[1];
> rS = REAL(S);
> Kdims = getAttrib(K, R_DimSymbol);
> nrK = INTEGER(Kdims)[0]; ncK = INTEGER(Kdims)[1];
> rK = REAL(K);
> PROTECT(ans = allocVector(REALSXP,nrK*ncK));
> ansp = REAL(ans);
> PROTECT(mode = coerceVector(mode, REALSXP)) ;
> modep = REAL(mode);
> idx = 0;
> for (Gii=0; Gii<nG; Gii++){
> Rprintf("Generator %i\n", Gii);
> Gitem = VECTOR_ELT(Glist, Gii);
> Giidims = getAttrib(Gitem, R_DimSymbol);
> nrgen = INTEGER(Giidims)[0];
> ncgen = INTEGER(Giidims)[1];
>
> rG = REAL(Gitem);
> //printmatd(rG, &nrgen, &ncgen);
> //modnewton(rS, rK, &nrS, rG, &nrgen, &ncgen);
> }
>
> UNPROTECT(2);
> return(ans);
> }
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> Fra: Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca]
> Sendt: lø 19-04-2008 20:05
> Til: Søren Højsgaard
> Cc: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Emne: Re: [R] Error: value of 'SET_CXTAIL' must be a char or NULL, not a 'char'
>
>
>
> On 19/04/2008 1:18 PM, Søren Højsgaard wrote:
>> Dear List
>> On windows XP using R.2.6.2 I get the message
>>
>> Error: value of 'SET_CXTAIL' must be a char or NULL, not a 'char'
>>
>> in connection with calling C code (using the .Call interface). I have been unable to find any info on this (in Writing R extensions). Can anyone help me with understanding this error? (In case it helps in tracking the problem: I pass two matrices and a list of several matrices to my C function).
>
> The code that produces that error message is in memory.c:
>
> #ifdef USE_ATTRIB_FIELD_FOR_CHARSXP_CACHE_CHAINS
> SEXP (SET_CXTAIL)(SEXP x, SEXP v) {
> #ifdef USE_TYPE_CHECKING
> if(TYPEOF(v) != CHARSXP && TYPEOF(v) != NILSXP)
> error("value of 'SET_CXTAIL' must be a char or NULL, not a '%s'",
> type2char(TYPEOF(x)));
> #endif
> /*CHECK_OLD_TO_NEW(x, v); *//* not needed since not properly traced */
> ATTRIB(x) = v;
> return x;
> }
> #endif /* USE_ATTRIB_FIELD_FOR_CHARSXP_CACHE_CHAINS */
>
> so it looks as though the error message is a little buggy (it should
> print TYPEOF(v), not TYPEOF(x), or maybe it should test x, not v.) But
> I don't really know what it's doing. Are you using a STRSXP somewhere
> that is expecting a CHARSXP?
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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