[Bioc-devel] R_CheckUserInterrupt in IRanges

Wolfgang Huber whuber at embl.de
Mon Jan 11 19:21:01 CET 2010

Hi all,

I noted that some functions in IRanges, e.g. 'runq', can take a long 
time to terminate; that interrupting the evaluation e.g. by Ctrl-C does 
not seem to be possible; and that in the C code of that package, the 
function R_CheckUserInterrupt is never used.

Are these conscious design decisions? Are there (should there be) 
general recommendations from the project regarding use of that function 
(or possibly equivalent functionality)?

Various other packages (Biostrings, Biobase, ShortRead, vsn, puma, 
limma) do use it in various places.

Best wishes

Wolfgang Huber

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