[Rd] R v2.1.0 patched (>2005-05-09) for Windows?
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?
> author <- "dummy"
> rdocFile <- system.file("misc", "Exception.R", package="R.oo")
> cat("# Empty example code\n", file="Exception.Rex")
> Rdoc$compile(rdocFile, destPath=tempdir())
> 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.
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