[Rd] SET_VECTOR_ELT and STRSXPs
Kasper Daniel Hansen
khansen at stat.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 15 00:39:45 CET 2009
It seems (based on the NEWS file and on output from R CMD check) that
we may no longer use SET_VECTOR_ELT on STRSXPs. So I guess that
section 5.14 of R-extensions needs to be updated, the current phrasing
"By default a certain amount of misuse is allowed where the internal
representation is the same: for example LOGICAL can be used on a
INTSXP and SET_VECTOR_ELT on a STRSXP"
which indicates that it is allowed to do so.
I also suggest to change the error message in line 2648-2649 of src/
SET_VECTOR_ELT() can only be applied to a 'list', not a '%s'
SET_VECTOR_ELT() / SET_ELEMENT() can only be applied to a 'list',
not a '%s'
I guess I ought to have remembered that the two macros are synonymous,
but I didn't and it took me a while to realize this when I tried to
fix some code written by another person (who preferred to use
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