[ESS] ess-mode 5.3.6; ESS locks up with par(ask = TRUE) etc and C-c C-r

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 6 18:59:46 CET 2008

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Dear list:

Consider the following code chunk in an ESS R buffer:

lm.SR <- lm(sr ~ pop15 + pop75 + dpi + ddpi, data = LifeCycleSavings)

If one highlights this region and does C-c C-r (to evaluate the region),
Emacs+ESS+R lock up completely and no matter what I cannot regain

As it is not immediately obvious which functions are going to do this to
you, is there any way that ESS can work around the asking for user input
in the middle of a region commit?

Is there a key-combo that I am missing that would allow me to regain
control? At the moment I am resorting to killing R and Emacs as C-c C-c
and C-c C-z don't appear to do anything.

All the best,


## info copied from the bug reporting tool in ESS (wasn't sure if Emacs
would send mail as I've never configured it to do so)

[ess-site.el]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
[ess-site.el _2_]: ess-customize-alist=nil 
(S): ess-s-versions-create making M-x defuns for 
(R): ess-r-versions-create making M-x defuns for 
(ess-setq-vars-LOCAL): language=S, dialect=R, buf=nil, comint..echoes=nil, comint..sender=comint-simple-send
(ess-mode-1): ess-language=S, ess-dialect=R buf=time_series_analysis_guide.R 
(ess-mode-1.5): alist=((ess-local-customize-alist quote R-customize-alist) (ess-dialect . R) (ess-suffix . R) (ess-dump-filename-template ess-replace-regexp-in-string S$ ess-suffix ess-dump-filename-template-proto) (ess-mode-syntax-table . R-syntax-table) (ess-mode-editing-alist . R-editing-alist) (ess-change-sp-regexp . ess-R-change-sp-regexp) (ess-help-sec-regex . ess-help-R-sec-regex) (ess-help-sec-keys-alist . ess-help-R-sec-keys-alist) (ess-loop-timeout . ess-S-loop-timeout) (ess-cmd-delay . ess-R-cmd-delay) (ess-function-pattern . ess-R-function-pattern) (ess-object-name-db-file . ess-r-namedb.el) (ess-imenu-mode-function quote ess-imenu-R) (inferior-ess-program . inferior-R-program-name) (inferior-ess-objects-command . inferior-R-objects-command) (inferior-ess-font-lock-keywords . inferior-ess-R-font-lock-keywords) (inferior-ess-search-list-command . search()
) (inferior-ess-help-command . help("%s", htmlhelp=FALSE)
) (inferior-ess-help-filetype) (inferior-ess-exit-command . q()) (inferior-ess-exit-prompt . Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: ) (inferior-ess-primary-prompt . \([A-Z][][A-Za-z0-9.]*\)*> ) (inferior-ess-secondary-prompt . + ?) (inferior-ess-start-file) (inferior-ess-start-args . ) (ess-STERM . iESS) (ess-editor . R-editor) (ess-pager . R-pager) (ess-language . S) (inferior-ess-exit-command . q()
) (inferior-ess-language-start eval inferior-S-language-start) (comint-use-prompt-regexp-instead-of-fields . t)) 
(ess-mode-1.6): editing-alist=((paragraph-start concat \s-*$\| page-delimiter) (paragraph-separate concat \s-*$\| page-delimiter) (paragraph-ignore-fill-prefix . t) (require-final-newline . t) (comment-start . #) (comment-add . 1) (comment-start-skip . #+ *) (comment-column . 40) (indent-line-function quote S-indent-line) (parse-sexp-ignore-comments . t) (ess-set-style . ess-default-style) (ess-local-process-name) (ess-mode-syntax-table . S-syntax-table) (add-log-current-defun-header-regexp . ^\(.+\)\s-+<-[ 	
]*function) (font-lock-defaults quote (ess-R-mode-font-lock-keywords nil nil ((46 . w) (95 . w))))) 
(ess-setq-vars-LOCAL): language=S, dialect=R, buf=nil, comint..echoes=nil, comint..sender=comint-simple-send

Finished setting up ESS-mode.

Emacs  : GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.1)
 of 2007-11-06 on xenbuilder2.fedora.redhat.com
Package: ess-mode 5.3.6

current state:
 ess-language "S"
 ess-dialect "R"
 ess-ask-for-ess-directory t
 ess-ask-about-transfile nil
 ess-directory nil
 ess-keep-dump-files "always"
 ess-source-directory "/tmp/"

 Dr. Gavin Simpson             [t] +44 (0)20 7679 0522
 ECRC, UCL Geography,          [f] +44 (0)20 7679 0565
 Pearson Building,             [e] gavin.simpsonATNOSPAMucl.ac.uk
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 UK. WC1E 6BT.                 [w] http://www.freshwaters.org.uk

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