[S] Odd Win95 problem

Marc Feldesman (feldesmanm@pdx.edu)
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 09:19:23 -0700


I'm using SPlus 4.5, SP2 (WN 37040).

Suppose I have a dataframe called joe.

If I decide to create a new dataframe from joe and call it maryellen I do
the following:

maryellen<-joe.

I look in the object browser and find the new dataframe "maryellen" listed
there. If I exit from the program, "maryellen" is not listed anywhere in
the data directory (or anywhere else on my harddrive). If I re-enter
SPlus, "maryellen" is listed in the object browser and is fully available
for my use. Now, if I do either of the following:

maryelen<-maryellen OR
maryelen<-joe

a new dataframe called maryelen is created (as before); HOWEVER, now there
is a permanent dataframe stored in my data directory as "maryelen".

This seems to be a problem with Win95 long file names. Is this a known bug
or a limitation. I have combed all the manuals and help files and see
nothing about file name limitations. AFAIK, SPlus shouldn't care about the
length of file names. I don't have any trouble with long file names in
scripts
Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
Professor and Chairman
Anthropology Department
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207
email: feldesmanm@pdx.edu
phone: 503-725-3081
fax: 503-725-3905
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