[R] ESS tab completion for file names

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Dec 19 09:31:49 CET 2003

>>>>> "Pascal" == Pascal A Niklaus <Pascal.Niklaus at unibas.ch>
>>>>>     on Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:08:28 +0100 writes:

    Pascal> Sean Davis wrote:
    >> I don't think that this works within the R process buffer, but I could be
    >> wrong.  Does the documentation say that it should somewhere?
    >> Sean
    Pascal> The ESS doc says (section 3.2):

    Pascal> Completion is also provided over file names, which
    Pascal> is particularly useful when using S functions such
    Pascal> as get() or scan() (...) whenever the cursor is
    Pascal> within an S string, pressing TAB completes the file
    Pascal> name before point, and also expands any '~' or
    Pascal> environment variable references.

    Pascal> So this should work, but maybe something is wrong
    Pascal> with my configuration?

It does work for me, both in the R process buffer (aka "*R*")
and in *.R file buffers -- also when I just do 
    "emacs -q"  \\  M-x load-file  ...../ess-site.el  \\  M-x R
i.e. it's not special in my setup.

However, this really does belong to the ESS-help mailing list, to
which I redirect.  Pascal, you should consider sending a regular
ESS bug report (via the ESS / iESS menu, or M-x ess-submit-bug-report).

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