[Rd] RObjectTables freezes in R 3.2.0 RC on 32bit systems

luke-tierney at uiowa.edu luke-tierney at uiowa.edu
Tue Apr 21 21:35:06 CEST 2015

Looks like names() never worked on object tables on any platfom; the
failure was just more obvious on 32-bit systems than on 64-bit ones.
This is now fixed in R-devel and R-patched.



On Wed, 15 Apr 2015, Jeroen Ooms wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Jeroen Ooms <jeroenooms at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Things work as expected up till dbread(), but once the object-table is
>> attached, R freezes on 32bit whereas it works as expected on 64bit.
> Debugging this some more, it looks like the freeze appears at the very
> end of the attach function, when it calls length(names(value)) on the
> newly created object-tables environment. At this stage, calling
> ls(value) gives the expected output, but calling names(value) or
> length(value) triggers the freeze.
> The NEWS file does mention that R 3.2.0 introduces some changes to
> names(env) internals. Could it be that this somehow conflicts with the
> object tables hooks?
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