[ESS] strange behaviour of tab completion

tyler tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Aug 26 19:48:52 CEST 2008

tyler <tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca> writes:

> I'm getting some strange behaviour in the inferior process buffer when I
> try and use tab completion. It sometimes works just as you'd expect,
> i.e., if I have an object called erica in my workspace, er<tab> produces
> erica. But erica is a dataframe, with several columns that start with
> 's'. erica$s<tab> doesn't give me any completions, but rather the
> minibuffer is filled with ten lines of lisp code, beginning with 
> "(quote string-less-p)))"

I noticed that I was getting the same problem in regular comint mode,
running a shell. So I figured I had upset my Emacs, rather than
discovered a problem in ESS. Everything seems fine now after shutting
down emacs and restarting.


When in doubt, use brute force.
                                       --Ken Thompson

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