ESS on Panther
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Dec 15 16:47:25 CET 2003
> Hi -
> I upgraded to OS X 10.3 (Panther) and installed the carbon build of GNU
> Emacs 126.96.36.199 from http://mindlube.com/products/emacs/index.html.
> When I load it, attempting to initialize ESS in the normal way in my
> -- (load "~/elisp/ess-5.1.24/lisp/ess-site") -- gives the following
> An error has occurred while loading `/Users/kjhealy/.emacs':
> Invalid read syntax: ?
> Which is sadly not very informative to me :(
> Is this a known problem? Any ideas how to fix it?
Not a known problem. I'm using Jaguar, but I haven't heard of any
problems with respect to Panther. Two things to try besides Tony's
advice. The version of GNU Emacs that you are using is an older beta.
A more recent beta version is 188.8.131.52. See
http://members.shaw.ca/akochoi-emacs/ for details. Also, your version
of ESS is a little dated. We haven't released a gamma since then, but
there is a more recent beta, 5.2.0beta3, at StatLib and the ESS web
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