[ESS] looking for input on possible ess-rdired improvement

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 10:16:35 CEST 2008

Erik -

I don't know if you fed in the changes, but in general,


(applies to ideas, code, changes, etc).   That is what version control
is for :-).   If you ask, you might have to wait until someone
actually gets around to responding to the mailing list...

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 4:53 AM, Erik Iverson <iverson at biostat.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Hello -
> I recently discovered ess-rdired, and really like having it available. It is
> useful to me as is, but I was thinking of ways to make it even more so.
> The first thing I thought of was that I wanted to see output from the str()
> and/or summary() R functions for a given object.
> This differs slightly from the current commands implemented (for example,
> type 'y' in the ess-rdired buffer to see the 'mode' of an object in the echo
> area) in that the output can be much longer in either the str() or the
> summary() case.
> So, inspired by the R function arguments tooltips, I wrote a function to
> view the output of the str() command in a tooltip.  This seems to work fine,
> with the caveat being the tooltip shows up wherever the mouse happens to be
> (same as R function tooltips).
> Is this sort of functionality desired in ESS?  What I have now may be a bit
> trivial, but I can send my code if the ESS authors would like it included.
>  I have a couple of ideas for this mode, this was just my first one. Any
> comments?
> Best,
> Erik Iverson
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