"defadvice" solved, new problem with help

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Mon Apr 29 02:30:09 CEST 2002

Looks like you need to redefine the prompt regex, in essd-r.el

What does your prompt normally look like?  
(something like "workingDirectory time >" is my guess?)


>>>>> "andy" == Andy Liaw <Liaw> writes:

    >> From: Liaw, Andy [mailto:andy_liaw at merck.com]
    >> Now I have a new problem:  When I type ?<anything> at the R 
    >> prompt under
    >> iESS, the help page doesn't show up.  Instead, I get a message in the
    >> mini-buffer that says "ESS process not ready.  Finish your 
    >> command before
    >> trying again".  Typing help("plot") gives the same thing.  
    >> Can anyone help?

    andy> I sort of found the culprit, but have no idea how or why it happened.

    andy> I have the following lines in my .Rprofile:

    andy> ##.h <- taskCallbackManager()
    andy> ##invisible(.h$add(function(expr, value, ok, visible) {
    andy> ##  options(prompt=paste(getwd(),":",substring(date(),12,19), "> ",
    andy> sep=""));
    andy> ##  return(TRUE)},
    andy> ##       name="dateprompt"))

    andy> which, when uncommented, gives me the current working directory as well as
    andy> the time at the R prompt.  This seems to be what's causing my problem with
    andy> help under ESS.  When commented out, the problem dissappears.

    andy> Anyone have ideas how to fix this?  TIA!!

    andy> Cheers,
    andy> Andy

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