submitting a region hangs emacs

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at
Thu Mar 27 06:53:45 CET 2003

Aha! I figured it out. I should have been more forthcoming but as I've 
done in the past I left out a bit of information I thought was not 
useful. I had a .First with the following:

.First <- function() {
   library(sundar) # personal stuff
   options(prompt = "sym> ", continue = "sym+ ")

including the last line causes S-PLUS to hang. Deleting this line fixed 
the problem.

Same thing in R. In my Rprofile I have

options(prompt = "R> ", continue = " $ ")

Deleting this line fixed the problem.

Still, strange...


Rich Heiberger wrote:
> I do that type of thing all the time on the same setup.
> I have never seen that behavior.
> Are you using the S-Plus GUI?  Are you using Sqpe in the emacs buffer?
> I assume you are using NTemacs, is that a correct assumption.
> The next very important thing to check is, is this even related to
> emacs?  Since you said you get the error when you cut and paste to S_Plus,
> please open up wordpad, put those three lines
> dframe <- data.frame(x=1:10,y=rnorm(10))
> dframe <- data.frame(x=1:10,
>                       y=rnorm(10))
> in the wordpad, then pick them up from wordpad with the mouse and
> drop them into S-Plus.  My guess is that you will see the same freeze,
> demonstrating that the problem is neither an emacs nor an ESS problem.
> If it indeed an S-Plus problem, then check it out with a new empty
> S-Plus .Data directory.  Your .Prefs may have become corrupted.  The fix is
> to delete all files in the .Prefs directory and let S-Plus repopulate it.
> Rich

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