[ESS] ESS 5.3.5 and tooltip

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Wed Aug 15 18:10:41 CEST 2007

Hi, Eric,

My mistake is thinking the argument tips would work in *Rterm* as well. 
The argument tips do in fact work in R-mode after C-c C-s (as described 
in a separate email by Martin).



Erik Iverson said the following on 8/15/2007 8:28 AM:
> Hello Sundar -
> I'm not using Windows and so cannot comment on that, but I am running 
> XEmacs on a RHEL.
> I installed ESS 5.3.5 this morning.  I received the same error as you, 
> so I too commented out the same lines as you did.  I assume the message 
> about delete-trailing-whitespace is no longer relevant
> However, after commenting out those lines that you did, I was able to 
> see function arguments in a buffer in my XEmacs session without any 
> problems.  It only appears to work in an R-mode buffer, not the actual R 
> session buffer.  I also had to send a command to the R session first 
> from the R-mode buffer (i.e. C-c C-j) before the function names started 
> appearing, which makes sense since I understand this feature is silently 
> querying the running R session for the argument list.  So maybe that's 
> all you need to do?
> After that, I was able to see the arguments by typing something like 
> "lm(" in the R-mode buffer.  However, the tooltip functionality does not 
> appear to be supported in XEmacs.
> Erik
> Sundar Dorai-Raj wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just installed ESS-5.3.5 on XEmacs 21.4.19 and Windows XP Pro. I get 
>> the following initialization error:
>> Cannot open load file: tooltip
>> In the lisp/essd-r-args.el file it says this:
>> ;; Users of XEmacs (or maybe non-GNU-Emacs users): The code below must
>> ;; be slightly adapted in order to work in XEmacs (i.e. comment out
>> ;; the delete-trailing-whitespace function call by putting a semicolon
>> ;; at the beginning of the line). Furthermore, the tooltip option does
>> ;; NOT work in XEmacs (yet) (and will probably only ever work if the
>> ;; ESS-core team will adapt the code for XEmacs compatibility).
>> I see no such function "delete-trailing-whitespace". However, 
>> commenting out
>> (eval-when-compile
>>    (require 'tooltip)); for tooltip-show
>> allows me to to continue, but without any "argument tips". Are 
>> "argument tips" completely incompatible with Xemacs and/or Windows?
>> Thanks,
>> --sundar
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