Creating '_' in S/R modes

Stephen Eglen stephen at
Fri Oct 5 17:06:34 CEST 2001

 > >>>>> "GRW" == Gregory R Warnes <Warnes> writes:
 >     GRW> I like the feature of converting a typed '_' to '<-'.
 >     GRW> However, for various reasons I sometimes *want* to create the
 >     GRW> underscore character.  Would be possible to preserve the
 >     GRW> current behavior translating a single typed underscore ('_')
 >     GRW> into '<-' while translating two consecutive underscores
 >     GRW> ('__') to '_'?
 > Yes.  Rob Gentleman had recently requested this feature, and its quite
 > sensible.  Look for it in a few weeks.

If you want a "_" in an R buffer, why not try the Emacs convention of
using the C-q prefix (quoted-insert).  e.g. C-q _ gives me an
underscore in an R buffer, whereas _ on its own gives me the left

Just an idea, and may be of a more general use for people in many
other modes.

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