[Rd] cbind/rbind fail on matrixes containing lists (PR#6702)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Sat Mar 27 00:23:05 CET 2004

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> Yep, bind.c:do_bind has
>     switch(mode) {
>     case NILSXP:
>     case LGLSXP:
>     case INTSXP:
>     case REALSXP:
>     case CPLXSXP:
>     case STRSXP:
>         break;
>     default:
>         errorcall(call, "cannot create a matrix from these types");
>     }
> Looks like a fairly simple fix to me.

Not any more it doesn't.  bind.c:AnswerType puts lists together with
pairlists and who knows what else in its `other' class, so a bit more
thought and coding is needed.

It should be fairly straightforward, but it's not a localised change.


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