[ESS] 'Lisp nesting exceeds 'max-lisp-eval-depth''

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 9 18:32:22 CET 2004

hi Scot,

did you try the latest ESS (5.2.3) and the recent suggestion from John
Fox to try a different ess-site.el:


Note: At the time of writing, a bug in the ESS file ess-site.el is
causing ESS not to load properly, reporting an error message such as,
"Invalid read syntax: 'Cannot read unreadable object'." The ESS folks
are aware of the problem and will fix it, but as an interim solution,
if you encounter this error, replace the file ess-site.el with the
repaired one below; you also have to remove ess-site.elc. Instead of
literally replacing and removing these files, I suggest that you
rename the originals to something like ess-site.el.dist and
ess-site.elc.dist. Note that these files are (in a standard XEmacs
installation) in the directory C:\Program


 > Using Xemacs 21.4.13 and ESS 5.2.2 on Windows 98, installed with 
 > netinstaller from the Xemacs.org website and using John Fox's init.el I 
 > get the error above.  R doesn't start on opening, although C-g does return 
 > command to the mini-buffer.  Mx-R does not start R.  Any pointers as to 
 > what I'm doing wrong would be welcome.
 > Starting Xemacs with '-debug-init' doesn't provide any kind of clues as to 
 > where the problem might lie.
 > Thanks,
 > Scot
 > --
 >    Scot W. McNary  email:smcnary at charm.net
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