ESS question

Sue Rosenkranz sue at
Fri Oct 19 20:18:09 CEST 2001

Thank you!  -Sue

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Rodney Sparapani wrote:

> Sue:
> There are several issues surrounding color coding which is by far the most 
> complicated thing that emacs and ESS does.  First of all, older versions of 
> emacs have lots of problems.  ESS 5.1.19 has resolved some issues related to 
> older versions of emacs and ESS' wrong/incomplete colorization.  You can get the 
> latest functionality by placing the following in ~/.emacs:
> (setq ess-sas-run-make-regexp nil)
> (require 'ess-site "~/ess/lisp/ess-site")
> Finally, the way that emacs color codes things during an edit is on a single 
> line basis.  In other words, if something you are working on, like a long 
> comment, is wrapped over many lines, emacs doesn't try to look ahead.  It only 
> does that when it reads the whole file.  This behavior is general, but can be 
> aggravated by fast-lock or lazy-lock.  I use fast-lock, but haven't had success 
> with lazy-lock.  YMMV
> Rodney Sparapani              Medical College of Wisconsin
> Sr. Biostatistician           Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
> rsparapa at    
> Was 'Name That Tune' rigged?  WWLD -- What Would Lombardi Do
> >Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 13:57:15 -0400 (EDT)
> >From: Sue Rosenkranz <sue at>
> >To: ESS-bugs at
> >cc: Evan Caten <caten at>
> >Subject: ESS question
> >MIME-Version: 1.0
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >We have a question re: ESS.  When editing a SAS file, the color coding is 
> >NOT updated when you make a change to an existing hunk of code (if you
> >un-comment out, for example, the lines remain red).
> >
> >Is there a command we can issue that says, "re-ESS the whole file now"?
> > 
> >-Sue
> >

Susan L. Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Senior Biostatistician
ACTG Statistical and Data Analysis Center/Frontier Science
Phone: (617) 632-5915, Fax: (617) 632-2001

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