comint history for ess
gerds at paracelsus.fdm.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Oct 10 15:35:49 CEST 2001
Jeff Mincy <jeff at delphioutpost.com> writes:
> From: Thomas Gerds <gerds at paracelsus.fdm.uni-freiburg.de>
> 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
this works now ... thank you!
> 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?
you are right, if the code is long, longer than 10 lines, say, it
would not be convenient to store it in the input-ring ... on the other
hand, very short commands (shorter than 2 characters) are (by default)
not added even if typed directly after the inferior-ess prompt.
thus it would be nice to have a variable that controls the maximum
length (characters or lines) of commands (code) that should be added
to the input-ring if send by ess-eval. such a variable would even be
usefull for code that is transported to the inferior-ess prompt on
a different way, e.g. by copy-and-paste.
thanks for your help!
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