[ESS] ESS and Syntax-tables and SPSS

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 11:47:00 CET 2007

There was a proposal to create one eons ago, when some folks were
working on PSPP ('98? '99?).  However, not sure about the usefulness
at this point.

Or is the question re: the S parser that is in SPSS?

On 11/19/07, Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> hi will,
>  > Is there a ESS mode for SPSS under consideration?
> Not that I know of ...
>  > Where can i find information on how to write an ESS mode, e.g. for SPSS?
>  > How much time does one need to get a simple mode, e.g. with syntax
>  > highlighting and batch mode integration if one has some basic lisp
>  > programming experience?
> just to get basic font highlighting should be straightforward -- batch
> mode integration is probably trickier.  You might want to start by
> looking at essl-sas.el, if SAS is the closest mode that ESS has to
> SPSS, or you could start from scratch.
>  > How do I define a syntax-table as a basis for font-locking?
>  > (E.g. the SAS-syntax-table variable looks sort of cryptic containing
>  > lots "nil" values and "4#" and stuff like that)
> The source code (e.g. essl-sas.el) would be the best starting point.
> Stephen
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