"function" function -- infinite loops and bus error [not user problem] (PR#361)

maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 12:19:38 +0100 (MET)

The following is in "all" versions of R,
but is not really a bug that users will stumble about.

Still should be fixed 
(making sure that performance is not degraded by the fix ..)

 f <- get("function")

 f(,) ##-- gives INFINITE loop; breakable with <ctrl> c.
 f(NULL,)# [and other variants] as well


 >> Bus error  and R is killed.

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