[Rd] Tiny documentation error for ?options (PR#8633)

François Pinard pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Feb 23 20:20:17 CET 2006

[Brian Ripley]
>This is already corrected in the the development version of R:

Good, thanks!

P.S. - More generally, huge thanks to all developers of this impressive 
R system.  I have an idea of the constant courage and long dedication it 
takes for reaching the usability and maturity R already has.

>(The FAQ does suggest you check there before sending a bug report.)

Yes, I know (and even checked the FAQ first, as I could quickly do it).  
I had to choose between putting more time in research that I had at my 
disposal, and not sending a report.  If I did the wrong choice, just 
tell me, and I'll merely refrain in similar circumstances.

I may be a very patient nit-picker, and while this is advantageous for 
a system, it is sometimes irritating for those maintaining it.

[Reminder of original message follows]

>It is a question of defaults being changed frequently (because C stack 
>overflow was occuring on some platforms) and the documentation being 

>On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, pinard at progiciels-bpi.ca wrote:

>>Hi, people.  The output produced by "?options" contains:

>>     'expressions': sets a limit on the number of nested expressions
>>          that will be evaluated.  Valid values are 25...500000 with
>>          default 1000.  [...]

>>and a bit further down:

>>     The 'factory-fresh' default settings of some of these options are
>>       [...]
>>       'expressions'          '5000'

>>Is there a distinction between "default" and "factory-fresh default"?
>>If not, then 1000 might be the correct value instead of 5000, as 1000 is
>>contained in the list returned by R when given "options('expressions')".

>>--please do not edit the information below--

>>platform = i686-pc-linux-gnu
>>arch = i686
>>os = linux-gnu
>>system = i686, linux-gnu
>>status =
>>major = 2
>>minor = 2.1
>>year = 2005
>>month = 12
>>day = 20
>>svn rev = 36812
>>language = R


>>Search Path:
>>.GlobalEnv, package:methods, package:stats, package:graphics, 
>>package:utils, package:datasets, fp.etc, package:grDevices, Autoloads, 

>>R-devel at r-project.org mailing list

>Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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François Pinard   http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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