comint history for ess

Jeff Mincy jeff at
Wed Oct 10 15:07:57 CEST 2001

   From: Thomas Gerds <gerds at>
   Date: 10 Oct 2001 13:41:45 +0200
   i have two questions concerning the behavior of the command
   if called from the inferior-ess-buffer (splus or r) ...
   1. how can i enlarge this number of history-items (currently 31)?
      changing the variable comint-input-ring-size did not help!
You need comint-input-ring-size set before you start up the S+ buffer.
So, put (setq-default comint-input-ring-size 5000) in your .emacs

   2. commands that were send by ess-eval from a different buffer,
      *.s, say, can not be retrieved. how can i force these to be added
      to the corresponding input-ring?
For the most part, I would think that you would not want
the ess-eval (buffer/region/function) being added to the history.
What type of eval commands did you want added?

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