[ESS] Xemacs+ESS problem under Windows

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Oct 28 16:24:41 CEST 2004

Dear Stephen,

Here's the backtrace:

Signaling: (invalid-read-syntax "Cannot read unreadable object")
  (setq ess-sqpe-versions-created (ess-sqpe-versions-create))
  (progn (setq ess-sqpe-versions-created (ess-sqpe-versions-create)) (setq
ess-rterm-versions (ess-find-rterm)) (setq ess-rterm-versions-created
  (if ess-microsoft-p (progn (setq ess-sqpe-versions-created ...) (setq
ess-rterm-versions ...) (setq ess-rterm-versions-created ...)) (setq
ess-r-versions-created (ess-r-versions-create)))
  (let ((ess-sqpe-versions-created) (ess-rterm-versions-created)
(ess-r-versions-created) (ess-versions-created)) (if ess-microsoft-p (progn
... ... ...) (setq ess-r-versions-created ...)) (setq ess-versions-created
(ess-flatten-list ...)) (when ess-versions-created (let ... ...)))
  load-internal("ess-site" nil t nil undecided)
  load("ess-site" nil t nil)
  eval((require (quote ess-site)))
  eval-interactive((require (quote ess-site)))


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Eglen [mailto:S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:18 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [ESS] Xemacs+ESS problem under Windows
> hi John,
>  > 
>  >   Invalid read syntax: "Cannot read unreadable object"
>  >
>  > I traced the error to the following code in ess-site.el
> You've tracked the error down to some code that Rich and I 
> added recently (in the last months);  is there any chance 
> that you could generate a *Backtrace* buffer that might give 
> us more clues as to what is generating this erorr?
> ----
>    If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug 
> the problem.
> Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET".  Then 
> run the command that causes the error and you should see a 
> *Backtrace* buffer containing debug information; send us that buffer.
> ----
> In the meantime, commenting out the code would not be a big 
> loss -- this section of code adds some extra menu items that 
> allows, e.g. R-1.8.1 to be called rather than just R.
> Stephen

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