problems using SAS mode

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at
Fri Nov 21 16:19:20 CET 2003

> On Friday 21 November 2003 07:15, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> <SNIP>
> I've had the exact same problem previously. Discussion and solution by Rodney 
> Sparapani in the mailing list archives august 2003 with the header "SAS 
> function keys".
> The answer: you need to set the variables before ess is loaded. So 
> (setq ess-sas-global-unix-keys t)
> (load "ess-site")
> works, but if you interchange the two lines, it doesn't! Please check and 
> confirm. Then I'll add it to the FAQ (and perhaps it needs to be mentioned in 
> the manual)
> -- 
> Kasper Daniel Hansen, Research Assistent
> Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen

There have been a few minor changes to the code and the documentation.
However, the code is substantially the same, but the documentation
gives a different solution.  One of the problems is that README.SAS is
no longer maintained, please use the info docs.  Here is a paraphrased
snippet that should work in this instance:

  b. If your site installation has configured the keys contrary to your
     liking, then you must call the appropriate function.
           (load "ess-site")

I just released 5.2.0beta2 which has both the upgraded code and docs.
The usual beta disclaimer applies.  However, the same solution might
work in 5.1.24.
Rodney Sparapani              Medical College of Wisconsin
Sr. Biostatistician           Patient Care & Outcomes Research
rsparapa at    
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