[Rd] "source" fails to handle non-ascii variable names (PR#13541)

kbarton at zbs.bialowieza.pl kbarton at zbs.bialowieza.pl
Fri Feb 20 02:20:09 CET 2009

If there is variable name in the source file which contains non-ascii cha=
racters, "source" gives an=20
"unexpected $end" error after first such character (even if proper file e=
ncoding is provided).
This also happens with parse, when "file" is a textConnection, but not if=
 the same code is provided=20
by "text" argument.
This problem seems to occur only on Windows.


 > con <- textConnection("=C4=85=C4=99=C4=87=C5=BA <- 12345")
 > parse(con)
Error in parse(con) : unexpected $end at
1: =C4=85

# backtick quoted names are parsed correctly:

 > con <- textConnection("`=C4=85=C4=99=C4=87=C5=BA` <- 12345")
 > parse(con)
expression(=C4=85=C4=99=C4=87=C5=BA <- 12345)

# also, parsing as text works:

 > con <- textConnection("=C4=85=C4=99=C4=87=C5=BA <- 12345")
 > parse(text=3DreadLines(con))
expression(=C4=85=C4=99=C4=87=C5=BA <- 12345)

  platform =3D i386-pc-mingw32
  arch =3D i386
  os =3D mingw32
  system =3D i386, mingw32
  status =3D
  major =3D 2
  minor =3D 8.1
  year =3D 2008
  month =3D 12
  day =3D 22
  svn rev =3D 47281
  language =3D R
  version.string =3D R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22)

Windows XP (build 2600) Service Pack 3


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