[Rd] "a.matrix[a.char.matrix]<- " crashes R (PR#447)

p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
Fri, 18 Feb 2000 17:05:50 +0100 (MET)

Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk> writes:

> Still crashes for me!

[Directed back to R-bugs, and please keep it there!]

OK, there are two issues here:

(a) matrix subscripting doesn't work with character type. Plain and
simple. A matrix subscript just get flattened into a character vector
and then used for subscripting. We might want to give an error instead
or simply implement the expected behaviour, but not this close to a
major release, I think. (Splus cant do this either)

(b) There's a bug in string indexing:


Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. <etc>

It seems to happen only when there are repeated indices. The bug is
that the names component of x which is originally empty isn't filled
with "" for the first elements as it usually is but has NULL (0x0)
pointers there.

Will dig deeper...

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