[Rd] list2env() is broken

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Fri Oct 29 07:53:01 CEST 2010


The following code produces different kinds of problems depending
on which platform you run it:

   x <- as.list(1:200000)
   names(x) <- paste("A", 1:200000, sep="")
   e <- list2env(x)

Timeout on Linux, crash on Mac and Windows, with R 2.12.0 and
current R devel.

The "multi-assign" mode (i.e. when the 'envir' arg is supplied)
doesn't seem to have this problem.


Hervé Pagès

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