[ESS] Skeleton pair insert not working after upgrade.

S. McKay Curtis smcurtis at stat.washington.edu
Fri Aug 28 06:19:07 CEST 2009


Misery loves company, so I'm glad you were able to replicate my troubles!

I am having the problem on Windows XP.

I'm not an Emacs guru, but the file ess-mode.el contains this statement

  (define-key ess-mode-map "("  ;; allow to toggle after customization:
    (if ess-r-args-electric-paren 'ess-r-args-auto-show 'self-insert-command))

which looks like it redefines the parenthesis.  Do the lines of code
above negate what I have in my .emacs file?


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Marc Schwartz<marc_schwartz at me.com> wrote:
> On Aug 27, 2009, at 12:21 PM, S. McKay Curtis wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I recently upgraded my Emacs and ESS using Vincent Goulet's very
>> convenient
>> package and installer.  But now that I have upgraded, the skeleton pair
>> insert for the parenthesis "(" is not working in R files.  That is, I have
>> the following code in my .emacs file
>> (setq skeleton-pair t)
>> ;;(setq skeleton-pair-on-word t)
>> (global-set-key (kbd "(") 'skeleton-pair-insert-maybe)
>> (global-set-key (kbd "[") 'skeleton-pair-insert-maybe)
>> (global-set-key (kbd "{") 'skeleton-pair-insert-maybe)
>> (global-set-key (kbd "\"") 'skeleton-pair-insert-maybe)
>> (global-set-key (kbd "<") 'skeleton-pair-insert-maybe)
>> which, before upgrade, would automatically type a closing parenthesis ")"
>> every time I typed an opening parenthesis "(" [and would do the same for
>> the
>> other characters "[", "{", etc.].  Now that I have upgraded, I do not get
>> a
>> closing parenthesis after I type an open parenthesis when editing R files,
>> even though it works for other characters like "[".  Also, the skeleton
>> pair
>> insert for "(" works in the R command buffer, just not in an R file.
>> Any thoughts on how to fix this?
>> Thanks
>> McKay
> Yep...I can confirm the behavior on OSX 10.5.8, however it is not just with
> Vincent's version of Emacs/ESS. I can replicate it here with my own Emacs 23
> compiled directly from the Emacs cvs and also with Aquamacs downloaded from
> their site. Aquamacs is based upon Emacs 22, so this is not just with Emacs
> 23.
> McKay, I presume that you are on OSX?  If so, have you installed the 10.5.8
> update or are you still on 10.5.7? I wonder if that update, which was pushed
> earlier this month on the 5th may have anything to do with this. There was
> also a security update (2009-004) on the 12th.
> Is anyone seeing this on other OSs?
> It also happens with a brace '{}' pair, where the closing brace is not
> automatically inserted.
> This happens in ESS[S] mode, either when editing an R file, or when in an R
> chunk in a .Rnw file. In the LaTeX chunks all is well.
> It all works properly in iESS [R] mode and if I disable ESS completely in my
> .emacs file and then open an R file or a .Rnw file, the behavior is correct.
> It also works properly in Rd mode.
> I see incomplete behavior when opening a Perl script file, where in that
> case (using CPerl mode), double and single quotes will be properly inserted,
> but parens, braces and brackets are not.
> I am not sure why I had not noticed this until now and am scratching my head
> to figure it out. I have not changed anything in my .emacs and have not
> updated other emacs lisp packages that I load.
> One thing I did note. If I revert to ESS 5.3.11 or 5.3.10 from 5.4, then the
> paren pairing happens OK in ESS[S] modes, but brace ('{}') pairing still
> does not.
> I am confuzzled....I am not ready to say this is ESS itself yet, unless
> others on non-OSX systems are seeing it as well.
> Regards,
> Marc Schwartz

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