calling Splus 6 help from within emacs etc.

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Sat Feb 15 20:29:31 CET 2003

Faheem Mitha <faheem at> writes:

> Dear People,
> Some small issues...
> 1) When trying to run help for Splus 6 on Linux from inside emacs
>> help("plot")
> I get
> help("plot")
> emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server?
> When running this command on the shell, Splus starts up lynx(!). My
> question is whether anything can be done to make this work inside emacs.

Which version of Emacs?  Which version of ESS?

> 2) Also, I wanted to point out that ESS currently assumes that the Splus
> binary is called Splus6. In fact (at least for Linux) it is called Splus.
> Would you consider changing this?

I hate it when inciteful does that...  You _CAN_ change it, read the
comments in the file ess-site.el...

> 3) Is the ESS-help mailing list available in archived form? There does not
> appear to be a link from the web page.

It should be somewhere at, I'm not sure of
the exact location.  If anyone finds it first, let me know, else I'll
find it sometime after I return to work Tuesday.


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