[Rd] crash with scan(..., what=list(,,)) (PR#802)
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 11:45:31 -0500
On Fri, 5 Jan 2001 17:11:13 +0100 (MET), you wrote in message
>When reading a file with scan(), the following crashes R under Solaris and
>WinNT 4.0 (versions below):
>> ads <- scan("Bltiadu.dat", what=list(,,))
I crash Win98 with the same sort of line; it's because list(,,) is the
same as list(), and scan isn't checking for this boundary case, I
>Would an error message be more logical? Note that the followings work (the
>data file has 201 lines and 3 columns):
>> ads <- scan("Bltiadu.dat", what=list(0,,))
>Read 603 lines
While fixing this, wouldn't it be better to change this message to
"Read 603 cases"
since in fact, only 201 lines were read, 3 cases per line?
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