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error/crash with subset on empty tables where zeros are at the end of the non-empty subset #1937
I've managed to reproduce this on Windows. Here's a MRE.
require(data.table) # v1.9.8, R version 3.3.1, Windows 7 .Call("CsubsetVector", character(0), 1:0) # Error: attempt to set index 1/1 in SET_STRING_ELT
Running it again hangs up the R session. The actual usage was subsetting of an empty table, but I tracked it down to