[Fwd: Re: [R] Memory leak in R v1.5.1?] - resolved

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 7 19:17:16 CEST 2002

On 7 Aug 2002, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> No, attach() adds things to the search path (and logically, although
> not always physically, copies them). This is not reversed when the
> function exits. [It is not obvious that it has to work that way, but
> currently it does.]

*Something* has to work that way -- functions do need to be able to change
the search path after they exit (eg library()) -- though it doesn't have
to be the default.


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