[Rd] documentation on seek *does not* need update
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 22 18:53:32 CET 2005
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Vadim Ogranovich wrote:
> I wondered how seek() deals with large (>2GB) files. The help says that
> the 'where' arg should be an integer, while the release notes for 2.0.0
> o seek() on connections now accepts and returns a double for the
> file position. This allows >2Gb files to be handled on a
> 64-bit platform (and some 32-bit platforms).
> I assume that the help file just had not been updated, correct?
Not correct. Integer is a concept, not the same as `int'. The amount to
seek by must be an integer, of course.
C doubles (and R doubles) can be integers.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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