[ESS] Problem with ess tab-completion when max.print option is set too low
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Mar 11 11:48:28 CET 2008
>>>>> "RoSp" == Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
>>>>> on Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:17:03 -0500 writes:
RoSp> Martin Maechler wrote:
>> Well, 'rcompgen' *is* available as part of R in any version of R
>> since R 2.5.0 which seem ancient ... well, in my (biased) view,
>> 2.5.0 was released April 2007.
RoSp> Sure, but what if you are trying to tab-complete something under S-plus?
RoSp> Is tab-completion ESS[R] only?
No. ESS has had completion "forever" :
In the *R* or *S* process buffer the following have been active :
(define-key inferior-ess-mode-map "\t" 'comint-dynamic-complete)
(define-key inferior-ess-mode-map "\C-c\t" 'ess-complete-object-name)
(define-key inferior-ess-mode-map "\M-\t" 'comint-replace-by-expanded-filename)
Where the first one is setup to be smart, doing both object- and
file- name completion.
*AND* object completion also works with slots of S4 objects
or named components of lists, e.g. try
op <- options
I don't recall the small drawbacks we have seen with ESS-builtin
One thing mentioned is the smart distinction between object-name
(of S/R objects) completion and file name completion, that both work
(mostly) ... but not under Windows it seems.
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