[Rd] Question about CHARSXP and garbage collection

luke-tierney at uiowa.edu luke-tierney at uiowa.edu
Sat Feb 13 17:25:13 CET 2016

They are garbage collected so you do need to protect them in C code.



On Sat, 13 Feb 2016, Holger Hoefling wrote:

> Hi,
> I had a technical question about CHARSXP and garbage collection and
> couldn't find the answer in the R manual.
> The question is this. Are CHARSXP garbage collected like any other object,
> despite being part of the CHARSXP cache? i.e. is the cache being cleaned by
> garbage collection regularly and therefore, when I am in C code, do I need
> to protect a CHARSXP?
> Thanks!
> Holger
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