[ESS] max lisp eval depth & ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 11 11:54:33 CEST 2007

>>>>> "JM" == Jeff Marcus <Jeffrey.Marcus at nuance.com>
>>>>>     on Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:43:07 -0400 writes:

    JM> I just came across this issue myself on Windows XP and
    JM> encountered the problem whether using Xemacs 21.4.19
    JM> with ESS 5.3.1 or the Emacs 22.1.1with ESS 5.3.5
    JM> (provided by Vincent Goulet). I think I stumbled across
    JM> the solution.

    JM> I had downloaded the R installation zip file to
    JM> C:/Program Files/R/R-2.4.1.zip. When I remove this file
    JM> I can start R with M-x R successfully. When I put the
    JM> zip file back, I again encountered the problem.

    JM> The clue was in the *ESS* file produced when I was
    JM> encountering the bug which had the following:

    JM> [ess-site.el]: ess-customize-alist=nil [ess-site.el
    JM> _2_]: ess-customize-alist=nil (R):
    JM> ess-rterm-versions-create making M-x defuns for
    JM> c:/Program Files/R/R-2.4.1/bin/Rterm.exe c:/Program
    JM> Files/R/R-2.4.1.zipbin/Rterm.exe

    JM> Apparently the zip file makes the identity of the R exec
    JM> ambiguous.

I think it's a buglet of the
 'ess-rterm-versions-create' function.
It should only look for executable files
[ The almost but not quite identical function
  'ess-r-versions-create that is used for unix/linux/macOS
  only considers executable files].

ESS-core has to discuss "internally" how to best fix this.

Thank you, very much, Jeff,
for your good problem report.


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    JM> Message: 7 Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:39:51 -0700 From:
    JM> "Ben Goldstein" <ben.goldstein at gmail.com> Subject: [ESS]
    JM> max lisp eval depth & ESS To: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
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    JM> Hello,

    JM> I recently started getting the error: Lisp nesting
    JM> exceeds 'max lisp eval depth' when trying to initialize
    JM> R via ESS. It was working fine and I didn't make any
    JM> changes before it stopped working.

    JM> Following other threads from the Xemacs newsgroup, I
    JM> changed my eval depth setting to: 2500 (was at 1000),
    JM> but that has not solved the problem.

    JM> I am using:

    JM> R - 2.4.1 XEmacs - 21.4 (patch 19) ESS - 5.3.4

    JM> all on a PC.

    JM> I'm fairly new to XEmacs and don't have a ton of behind
    JM> the scenes programming experience...

    JM> Thanks a ton, bg

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