[Rd] problem with pipes (PR#5053)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 26 19:10:38 MET 2003

On Thu, 25 Dec 2003, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 08:29:58 -0800 (PST), you wrote:
> >On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 ggrothendieck at myway.com wrote:
> >>
> >> 3. Usually I get the above but sometimes I get no output from readLines at
> >> all.
> >>
> >
> >This last problem may be the same as PR#1140 on the Mac, where popen()
> >calls sometimes got killed by an interrupt.
> No, this was a Windows-specific thing.  The connection wasn't
> initialized properly, so sometimes it thought a null character had
> been pushed back.

In that case the problems I have been having with system() on Win2k must
be something else (under Rgui but not Rterm the process seems to get
killed immediately -- the `dos box' window appears and disappears and the
program doesn't get as far as opening its log file).


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