[ESS] Problem interrupting an R process

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Dec 8 21:02:17 CET 2005

Dylan Childs wrote:

>I have recently started using ESS with the carbon version of Emacs 
>compiled for Mac OS X (v 10.3.9). I run a lot of long simulations in R 
>and frequently need to interrupt  a running R process (associated with 
>the iESS mode) when developing code. My problem is that the ESS 
>supplied interface for this (BREAK via C-c C-c or via the menu for 
>example) frequently causes Emacs to hang. This also occurs if I issue 
>the same (BREAK) command when R is sitting idle. Does anyone know if 
>this is a known problem? It is rather frustrating as I can't really use 
>ESS mode as I would like to at the moment and it is so useful in all 
>other respects.
>Many Thanks
>Dr. Dylan Z. Childs
Hi Dylan:

This is becoming a FAQ.  You can search the archives since this has been
discussed several times this year.  But, if memory serves, pressing C-g
should work.


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