[Rd] documentation on seek *does not* need update
vograno at evafunds.com
Tue Mar 22 19:02:45 CET 2005
Well, "integer" is also a storage.mode in R. It is not immediately clear
which meaning the help page uses. I guess some extra elaboration would
Anyway, thank you for the clarification,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 9:54 AM
> To: Vadim Ogranovich
> Cc: r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Rd] documentation on seek *does not* need update
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Vadim Ogranovich wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I wondered how seek() deals with large (>2GB) files. The help says
> > that the 'where' arg should be an integer, while the
> release notes for
> > 2.0.0 say
> > o seek() on connections now accepts and returns a
> double for the
> > file position. This allows >2Gb files to be handled on a
> > 64-bit platform (and some 32-bit platforms).
> > I assume that the help file just had not been updated, correct?
> Not correct. Integer is a concept, not the same as `int'.
> The amount to seek by must be an integer, of course.
> C doubles (and R doubles) can be integers.
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