[R-SIG-Mac] Crash on pasting large amounts of text.
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu May 3 15:51:39 CEST 2012
On May 3, 2012, at 8:34 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
> On May 2, 2012, at 11:24 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
>> On May 2, 2012, at 6:11 PM, Demitri Muna wrote:
>>> On May 2, 2012, at 5:57 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
>>>> I agree that this should not crash R although your didn't really
>>>> describe what that means.
>>> It's the big "report this to Apple" crash. The whole app goes down.
>>>> I did notice that an exclamation point was in there near the end,
>>>> because my editor break long lines at "!" and that is not a valid
>>>> numeric content as far as I know.
>>> These seem to have been introduced by the mailer - they don't
>>> exist in the original data. I wasn't sure if I could send an
>>> attachment, but I'll try that now.
>> I'm the only one who got that zipped file and I'm not planning on
>> opening a potentially executable file on this machine.
> I think you are misunderstanding what is a zip file ...
So I'm now wondering if there are two components to my misunderstanding:
1) My experience with Windows is that zip files are sometimes delivery
vehicles for executable files and htat the OS can be configure to auto-
execute such files on decompression without further intervention. I
worried that MacOS might have the same potential.
2) Am I also then misunderstanding what sorts of files the mailserver
accepts and passes on to the list subscribers?
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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