[Rd] R v2.1.0 patched (>2005-05-09) for Windows?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jul 15 14:22:46 CEST 2005

On 7/15/2005 4:01 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> I'm trying to troubleshoot a case where R crashes on Windows.  It does 
> not occur at all with my R v2.1.0 patched (2005-05-09), but happens on R 
> v2.1.1 (patched or non-patched) in many different cases.  The R 
> v2.2.0dev (2005-07-15) also got this problem (although it won't crash on 
> the below example).  I previously reported this 
> (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2005-June/033772.html) and 
> Duncan Murdoch kindly offered to look into the problem, but it is 
> tricky.  Now I would like to track down in what patched R v2.1.0 the 
> problem first occurs and are now looking for reports from newer version, 
> but pre-Rv2.1.1.
> If you've got R v2.1.0 patched for Windows *after 2005-05-09*, could you 
> please try the following in that version of R?
> install.packages("R.oo")
> library(R.oo)
> author <- "dummy"
> rdocFile <- system.file("misc", "Exception.R", package="R.oo")
> cat("# Empty example code\n", file="Exception.Rex")
> Rdoc$compile(rdocFile, destPath=tempdir())
> print("successful!")
> If you see "successful!", that version is "ok", otherwise R will crash 
> (or alternatively incorrectly complain about an invalid regular 
> expression; rerun and it will crash the 2nd time).  I would appreciate a 
> lot if you report to me what you get and what is your version of R? 
> Thanks a lot!
> Note that this is most likely *not* due to R.oo (no native code) - my 
> wild guess is that it has to do with a memory leak in the code for 
> environments or regular expressions.

I'll do a series of builds to try this out and determine the date.

Duncan Murdoch

More information about the R-devel mailing list