[R-SIG-Mac] Crash on pasting large amounts of text.

David Winsemius 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:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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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