[Bioc-devel] R_CheckUserInterrupt in IRanges
whuber at embl.de
Mon Jan 11 19:21:01 CET 2010
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.
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