[R] R 1.6 crashes if ² in object displayed on console

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Feb 5 21:30:03 CET 2003

> Under Win98se, the mere presence of this character, ² (Alt+0178), causes R 
> 1.6 to crash, but only when it is in an object displayed to the console.
> >x<-"²"   #no problem
> >x
> R crashes with Illegal operation message

Well, there never was "R 1.6". Do you use 1.6.0, 1.6.1 or 1.6.2? 

For what's it worth, R 1.6.2 on NT4 is happy to show ALT+0178.


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