[Rd] STRING_IS_SORTED claims as.character(1:100) is sorted

Michael Sannella m@@nnell @ending from tibco@com
Fri Nov 16 00:13:03 CET 2018

If I have loaded the C code:
        return ScalarInteger(STRING_IS_SORTED(x));
and defined the function:
    issort <- function(x) .Call("altrep_STRING_IS_SORTED",x)

I am seeing the following results in R 3.5.1/Linux:
    > issort(LETTERS)
    [1] NA
    > issort(as.character(1:100))  ## should return NA
    [1] 1
    > issort(as.character(100:1))  ## should return NA
    [1] -1
    > issort(as.character(1:100+1L))
    [1] NA

issort(as.character(1:100)) should return NA, since the string vector
"1","2",..."10",... is not sorted.  I suspect that the problem is that
the Is_sorted method for deferred_string is just calling the Is_sorted
method for the source object 1:100 (which _is_ a sorted integer
vector).  It should probably just return NA for any source object.

  ~~ Michael Sannella

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