[ESS] ESS on Mac slower than R.app?

baptiste auguie bapt4510 at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 23 20:06:31 CET 2009

Thanks everyone, I updated aquamacs and ESS with it but it was really
(setq ess-eval-visibly-p nil)
that made it faster.

Best regards,


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 12/23/09 10:15 AM, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
>> I don't know if it has been fixed (as per Rodney's email), but it used to
>> be the case that it took forever to fontify the R buffer when you copied
>> things over.  The solution many people have adopted is to use
>> (setq ess-eval-visibly-p nil)
>> This means that whatever you send to the R buffer does not get echoed
>> (which I actually find nice once you get used to it).  A by-product is that
>> it speeds everything up substantially.
>> Now, this is more a work-around than a fix.
>> Kasper
> Hi Kasper:
> Let's not argue about who killed who o:)  But, it is definitely a bug.
> For example, if you had tried this in XEmacs, prior to the bug fix,
> then you would have seen no hesitation.  That is about the only
> advantage of the GNU Emacs vs. XEmacs split.  It is very easy
> to see whether the problem is with ESS or emacs.
> Rodney
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