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Crash when first evaluation is ReadList[]

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  • Subject: [mg104023] Crash when first evaluation is ReadList[]
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:18:06 -0400 (EDT)

The kernel crashes when I do this:

1. Quit the kernel
2. Evaluate the following line, so that the kernel will start up:

data = ReadList[
    "test.txt",
    {Word, Real, Real, Number, Number, Number, Number}
   ];

test.txt contains 300,000 lines like this:

WORD 123.4 567.8 90 90 -1 -1

If the kernel is already running when this is evaluated, it will not 
always crash (but sometimes it will).

This is on WinXP with Mathematica 7.0.1.


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