[Rd] Problem with a regular expression.

Rui Barradas ruipbarradas at sapo.pt
Thu Aug 17 09:26:19 CEST 2017


This seems to be serious.
RGui.exe, fresh session. I've clicked File > New Script and wrote

Oldterm <- c("A", "B", "A", "*", "B")
strsplit(Oldterm, "\\\\)" )

Ran each instruction at a time with Ctrl+r and with the strsplit call 
the system froze.

Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work, I had to go for the power switch button.

R version 3.4.1 (2017-06-30)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows 7 x64 (build 7601) Service Pack 1

Matrix products: default

[1] LC_COLLATE=Portuguese_Portugal.1252 
[3] LC_MONETARY=Portuguese_Portugal.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C 

[5] LC_TIME=Portuguese_Portugal.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_3.4.1

Rui Barradas

Em 16-08-2017 23:31, Chris Triggs escreveu:
> Hi...
> I have come upon a problem with a regular expression which causes base-R to freeze.  I have reproduced the phenomenon on several machines running R under Windows 10, and also under OSX  on different Apple MACs.
> The minimal example is:-
> Oldterm is a vector of characters, e.g. "A", "B", "A", "*", "B"
> The regular expression is "\\\\)"
> The call which freezes R is
> strsplit(Oldterm, "\\\\)" )
> Thomas - after he had reproduced the problem - suggested that I submit it to r-devel.
> Best wishes....
>             Chris Triggs
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