[ESS] ESS with Cygwin and inferior-ess buffers

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at ihug.co.nz
Thu Jun 15 22:26:41 CEST 2006

I've used ESS and its predecessors for a decade or more in Solaris and
Linux with minimal difficulty.  Now I'm in the unfortunate position of
trying to make it work with cygwin.

I've almost succeeded, but there's one thing I can't figure out:

When I edit a function I'm unable to reload it (using C-c C-l).
Though it saves the changes to the appropriate directory, the R
process claims it is unable to find that directory/file.  I suspect it
has something to do with the cygwin description of directory names
(that begin with /cygdrive/, then the Windows drive letter).  

I start Emacs from the cygwin command line, so I'd have thought that
Emacs must be aware of the way cygwin names directories, but that
doesn't seem to be the case.

Ideas on what could  be the problem are greatly appreciated.

(ESS 5.3.0 and R-2.3.1)


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