R-beta: kill R Graphics window->crash R

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jan 16 23:58:08 CET 1998

Bill Simpson <wsimpson at uwinnipeg.ca> writes:

> I am running  R-0.61.1 on linux under X. If I kill the R Graphics window
> (click on X box in upper right corner), then subsequently do x11(),
> R crashes.
> I was wondering if maybe it could be arranged that closing the graphics
> window via click would seem to R to be equivalent to typing dev.off().

I wouldn't think so, but the X calls should probably be fixed to do
the necessary cleaning up when the window has disappeared. Dying of a
SIGPIPE is certainly not elegant...

However, there's some extensive graphics changes coming up in 0.62, so
it's hardly worth it to try and fix it in the 0.61 series. Till then:
Just don't do that!....

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