[ESS] Object name completion in R: Proposition to use 'all.names=TRUE'

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:09:39 CET 2004

This sounds good to me.  It's never bothered me, though!  (I don't use
"." names often enough, probably).

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:46:39 +0100, Martin Maechler
<maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> Dear ESS + R  users,
> This is something that has slightly bothered me more than once and I
> would like to change in ESS' default behavior:
> Most of you will know and like the object name completion in
> ESS; a few you will probably have found that it doesn't work for
> objects whose name starts with a ".".
> The reason is that these objects are not listed with
>    objects(pos= *)  {aka  ls(pos = *) }  and this behavior of
> objects() is fine and makes sense.
> A bit more advanced users will know that you can see the
> dot-objects also by using
>    objects(...,  all.names = TRUE)
> I'm planning to make this the default behavor for ESS+R.
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
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A.J. Rossini
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