[Rd] View() crashy on Ubuntu 9.04

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 15 17:42:40 CEST 2009

Thank you, included in R-patched and R-devel now.

BTW, it looks like the original problem is in MBCS locales only, which 
postdate the X11 View() code (but we had patches from Mr Nakama: 
input contexts are needed for entering CJK languages).

I do wonder sometimes if people who only work with data in ASCII or in 
a Western European language covered by Latin-1 realize the extent of 
the overhead that using a UTF-8 locale implies, especially for the X11 
functionality.  I still use a Latin-1 locale on Linux much of the 
time.  There are a lot of optimizations in the R code for ASCII-only 
data, but rather fewer in the I/O areas.

On Wed, 13 May 2009, Ei-ji Nakama wrote:

> Hi
> 2009/5/13 Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org>:
> <snip>
>> #0  0xb70e685e in XmbLookupString () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
>> #1  0xb73a9d48 in doSpreadKey (DE=0x8bfd040, key=<value optimized out>, event=0xbfed68d8) at dataentry.c:1828
> It is generated by XmbLookupString and Xutf8LookupString because
> this doesn't make Input context of X11 when dataeditor is View.
> static char *GetCharP(DEEvent * event)
> {
>     <snip>
>            XmbLookupString(ioic, (XKeyEvent *)event, /* ioic at view
> time is NULL*/
>                            text, sizeof(text) - clength,
>                            &iokey, &status);
>     <snip>
> }
> I think that this only has to limit GetCharP to isEditor=TRUE.
> moreover View() was strange operation of  "page down".
> http://prs.ism.ac.jp/~nakama/working/dataentry.patch
> I think that I improve the above-mentioned by this patch.
> -- 
> EI-JI Nakama  <nakama (a) ki.rim.or.jp>
> "\u4e2d\u9593\u6804\u6cbb"  <nakama (a) ki.rim.or.jp>
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