[ESS] frame splitting annoyance
S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 19 12:21:41 CET 2007
McGehee, Robert writes:
> ESS gurus,
> I'm a happy user of ESS 5.3.6 with R 2.6.1, though keep running into a
> 'feature' that I want to turn off. I use more than one monitor and
> generally I write a script in a buffer in one frame and have R running
> interactively in another frame on a second monitor.
> Sometimes I execute slow commands (using something like C-c, C-n) and
> continue programming in my script frame (monitor one). Well, somewhere
> between ESS 5.3.3 and 5.3.6 an undesirable feature popped up where as
> soon as I add an open parentheses '(' while R is running something my
> script, the frame splits in half, beeps, and a message shows up at the
> bottom of my screen: 'ESS process not ready. Finish your command before
> trying again.'
> I don't mind the message or the beep, but why does my frame need to
> split while I'm coding? Can I turn this behavior off? When I'm running
> an extremely slow command, I'd like to make use of the whole frame
> without ESS splitting it.
> Example that works for me:
> > emacs
> C-x 5 2 ## load a second frame
> M-x R ## start R in second frame
> M-tab ## switch focus to first frame
> > Sys.sleep(20) C-c C-n ## copy and execute a slow command into my R
> > abc( ## eek! frame splits upon pressing '('!
You are probably seeing the efefct of the following:
* ess-cust.el (ess-r-args-electric-paren): default changed to t;
newbies should see the new feature automatically.
so, try the following in your .emacs(and restart):
(setq ess-r-args-electric-paren nil)
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