[ESS] Issue with error/warning messages in Emacs.app

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Fri Jan 16 18:47:03 CET 2009

Hi all,

Tired of deactivating many "features" of Aquamacs (an OS X-ified  
version of Emacs), I decided to build my own distribution of Emacs for  
OS X along the same lines as my Windows distribution. It is based on  
Emacs.app, with the addition of ESS, AUCTeX and Aspell. See


for details and if you want to become some sort of a beta tester.

Anyway, the point of my message was not to make an announcement, but  
rather to report a problem. In an iESS buffer, error and warning  
messages are somewhat garbled. For example:

 > 1:12 + 1:5
  [1]  2  4  6  8 10  7  9 11 13 15 12 14
Warning message:
In 1:12 + 1:5 :
   la taille d'un objet plus long n'est pas multiple de la taille d'un  
objet plus court

What can be the cause of the problem? A misconfiguration on my part?  
Emacs? ESS?

Thanks in advance for any clue.

Emacs is: GNU Emacs (i386-apple-darwin9.6.0, NS apple- 
appkit-949.43) compiled by myself based on the CVS version of  

ESS is 5.3.10

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

   Vincent Goulet
   Acting Chair, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
   Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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