[R] unexpected crash of R under Windows

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu Aug 24 23:45:00 CEST 2000

On Thu, 24 Aug 2000 21:49:41 +0100 (BST), you wrote:

>Your pinpointing the blame on the Windows port of R is quite unfair. The
>problem is in your usage of the function: the workspace was too small and
>the code was writing outside it.  It is pure chance that did not affect any
>the other OSes you tried (or was that just one OS?). 

That doesn't sound like a user error to me, that sounds like a bug.
Functions shouldn't crash the system if they aren't given a big enough
workspace, they should complain (or even better, just grab a bigger
workspace automatically).

Duncan Murdoch
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