R feature request: stop(..) should print its caller call

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 09:35:05 +0100

The following shows what I mean:

tst<-function(x)in.tst(x); in.tst<-function(y)stop(paste("y is",y)); tst(pi)

in R gives

Error: y is 3.141593

in S-plus gives

> > Error in in.tst(x): y is 3.14159265358979
Dumped    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

For locating bugs / problems in functions, it would be tremendously helpful
if R also printed the name of the function from which it is called
(actually the ``call(..)'' rather than just the function name).

Martin Maechler
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