[Rd] String Length Limit (PR#1040)

possolo@crd.ge.com possolo@crd.ge.com
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 17:04:59 +0200 (MET DST)

Full_Name: Antonio Possolo
Version: 1.3.0
OS: Linux
Submission from: (NULL) (

If one attempts to read a character string from a file using scan,
and the string comprises more than 8190 characters, then the string
is truncated to this length, and no warning is issued.

I've observed this both in the Linux and Win implementations of R 1.3.0.
S-PLUS (v. 6.0 rel. 1 for Sun SPARC0 does not suffer from this behavior. 

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