defining additional inferior programs

Wiener, Matthew matthew_wiener at
Wed Oct 9 22:39:49 CEST 2002

Hi, all.

I've compiled R-1.6.0, but wanted to be able to work in both R's for a
little while before switching over entirely. Not sure why, but there you
are.    Consequently, I wanted to define a new inferior program.

I tried (setq-default set-inferior-R6-program name  blahblahblah)

It doesn't work.  However, if I reset the inferior S+3 program name to my
R-1.6.0, it works.

Clearly, the list of possible dialects is restricted.  It looks like this is
handled in ess-cust.el.  I think I've found the blocks of code I'd need to
change to make this work -- it's basically just adding the defcustom
inferior-R6-program-name statement, plus maybe adding it in the dialect list
-- but wanted to make sure I wouldn't be messing anything up.

Obviously using S+3 to be R-1.6.0 is a perfectly good workaround.  But
perhaps an Rold could be added?

Thanks for any help.

(Also, if I'm crazy not just to switch to R-1.6.0, please say so.  I'm not
sure why I feel more cautious this time around.)


Matthew Wiener
Applied Computer Science & Mathematics Dept.
Merck Research Labs
126 E. Lincoln Ave.
Rahway, NJ 07065

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