[Rd] Regression in strptime
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 16 11:35:04 CET 2016
>>>>> Mick Jordan <mick.jordan at oracle.com>
>>>>> on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:50:48 -0700 writes:
> On 3/15/16 3:52 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>>> peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com>
>>>>>>> on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:11:40 +0100 writes:
>> > OK, .Internal is not necessary to reproduce oddity in this area. I also see things like (notice 1980)
>> >> strptime(paste0(sample(1900:1999,80,replace=TRUE),"/01/01"), "%Y/%m/%d", tz="CET")
>> > The issue seems to be present in R-devel but not in (CRAN) 3.2.0
>> nor in R 3.2.3 (and earlier), but indeed unfortunately in 3.2.4.
>> This has been fixed now in "R 3.2.4 patched" (and R-devel of course).
>> Thank you Mick, for the report...
>> though I "must" add: If you do have your own tests / checks (as
>> you said in the OP) and are company as big as Oracle using the
>> free (in the full sense of "speech" *and* "beer") software R,
>> it would be *really* *really* courteous if you did run your test
>> suite when we announce and release betas or release candidates
>> ("RC") (and in the case of the upcoming yearly release in April,
>> even "alphas" before them) so we, the R community and the R core
>> developers could find bugs *before* release.
> Following up on Lukas's explanatory message, we will try to sync up with
> R releases on a more regular schedule from now on, even if we don't
> actually push FastR based on that version. So we should discover test
> regressions earlier.
Thank you, Mick and Lukas, in advance!
Note that my "admonition" was not at all aimed at you /
Oracle in particular, but rather to the general (advanced, as in
"R-devel") R public:
Free Software projects such as R have traditionally very much
profited from volunteer beta testers, and we, R core, are trying
to get more beta testers (on an informal basis, still) than we
currently seem to have.
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