R-alpha: .Options$digits do not (always) work.

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 18:15:49 +0200

I am sorry that this IS an old topic.
Yet another task
I think the bug is somewhere in hidden  in  src/main/options.c ..

##-- The following does not work as it should in  R (0.50-a1, but I think
							also earlier)

tst <- function(x=pi, dig =3) {.Options$digits <- as.integer(dig); print(x);x}
tst(dig = 12)

##-- This should do the same; it works as expected in R & S :

tst2 <- function(x=pi, dig =3) {
  oo <- options(digits=dig); on.exit(oo); print(x);x}
tst2(dig = 12)
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