[Rd] Antwort: Re: Memory-management crash with UTF-8 on Windows (PR#13956)

g.russell at eos-solutions.com g.russell at eos-solutions.com
Thu Sep 17 12:20:12 CEST 2009

Dear Professor Ripley,
a. I apologise for not including the file. I sent the E-Mail to=20
R-bugs at r-project.org with an attachment, but the attachment evidently got=20
lost. However the text of the file is as follows:

--- CUT HERE ----
characters <- intToUtf8(200:300)
indices <- rep(sequence(5),10)
substrings <- substring(characters,indices,indices + 5)
--- CUT HERE ---

b. There is no Unicode file involved, the Unicode comes from the=20
"intToUtf8" function.
c. The operating system is Windows XP Professional (2002), Service Pack 2.
d. I have just tried installing R 2.9.2. This also crashes.

Best wishes,

George Russell

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17.09.2009 10:39

g.russell at eos-solutions.com
r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch, R-bugs at r-project.org
Re: [Rd] Memory-management crash with UTF-8 on Windows (PR#13955)

Without the file, we can do nothing with this, so please put it=20
somewhere accessible.  Also, we need exact reproduction instructions:=20
how did you tell R this was a UTF-8 file?  If you copy-pasted it, what=20
did you copy it from?

The posting guide and FAQ did ask you not to report on obsolete=20
versions of R, so please do test a current version before replying=20
with details of where the file is.

It would also be helpful to have your exact OS, as the error appears=20
to be in MSVCRT.dll, an operating system component.

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009, g.russell at eos-solutions.com wrote:

> --=3D=5Fmixed 00289247C1257634=5F=3D
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> Dear R-Bugs,
> thank you for your wonderful software, which we use a lot. We are having =

a =3D
> bit of difficulty right now because it crashes sometimes with Unicode=3D20
> characters.
> Actual sessionInfo:
> R version 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)=3D20
> i386-pc-mingw32=3D20
> locale:
> ermany.1252
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base=3D20
> We can crash R by reading or copy-pasting the following file into it=20
> example, Rgui --vanilla).
> I see a message "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library", "Runtime=20
> If you do not, please let me know and I'll try installing 2.9.2 and see=20
if =3D
> that fixes the problem (the list of bug fixes doesn't seem to include=20
this =3D
> one, but I'm not sure).
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> George Russell

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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