[Rd] mkString (PR#866)

Thomas Lumley tlumley@u.washington.edu
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 10:41:09 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001 Timothy.Keitt@StonyBrook.Edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Tim Keitt
> Version: 1.2x
> OS: Linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> The function "mkString" declared in "Rinternals.h" dumps core if passed a NULL
> pointer.

Don't do that, then?

It's supposed to be passed a zero-terminated string, so it doesn't seem
unreasonable for it to assume that it can dereference its argument. The C
library functions don't in general accept NULL pointers as string

I suppose a check for NULL would be fairly harmless, though.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley@u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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