R-beta: Various R Questions and Comments

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Tue Feb 17 17:42:47 CET 1998

On 16-Feb-98 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
>morse at pobox.com (Doug Morse) writes:
>>     How is one supposed to interrupt a command?  In S-Plus, one uses
>>     the 'Escape' key.  In R, I can press my terminal's Interrupt
>>     key (Ctrl-C), but this only works *once*.  After that, the event
>>     seems to get ignored.  This is a nuicance for two reasons:  (a) I
>>     can't interrupt a command but once in a session, and (b) at the
>>     "> " prompt, I can't press Ctrl-C to abort my many typing errors
>>     but once a session as well.
>This is a bug in the readline library. Upgrade to 2.1/3.0.

Call me a mad fool, but I have this problem with RedHat 5.0, which
comes with readline-2.1-5 (aka libreadline.so.3.0).

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