weird thing with help fix

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Thu Feb 10 18:23:30 CET 2000

>>>>> "JFB" == Jennifer Frazier Bryan <jenny at> writes:

    JFB> Hi.  Chuck Taylor kindly reminded me of a fix posted by Bill
    JFB> Venables: In essd-sp5.el change the inferior-ess-help-command
    JFB> to "slynx -dump." I did this, byte-compiled, and all was well
    JFB> for a while.  Then, out of the blue, the original problematic
    JFB> behavior returned (complaining about "cat").  I quit Splus
    JFB> and emacs and started again.  Again, everything OK, for a
    JFB> while and then back to old behavior.  Just thought anyone
    JFB> working on a permanent fix might find this useful . . .

I know -- that's part of the problems I'm trying to solve, but have
been taking the "fix it right" approach, rather than the "incremental
fix" approach (there are arguments for why each is better, let's leave 
it there).  

There morally ought to be a release this weekend, we've got some fixes 
commited to the source repository...


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