[ESS] font colors out of sync in *R* buffer

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Sat May 2 13:54:14 CEST 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Ron Burns <rrburns at cox.net> wrote:
> Dear all-
> I have a minor problem after updating a bunch of my libraries.  When one of
> them loads it seems to spew out an extra " or ' or something that toggles
> the *R* buffer into the "pink" font color mode for quoted text. R does not
> think it has mismatched quotes (I tried inputing a " but then of course R
> insists that I match it.)

But you can input


which R will ignore but the font matching mechanism will recognize as
closing off the quoted string.

> I can't seem to figure out a clean way to reset
> the  buffer to it's normal state.   Currently  I  C-x-h  (select  all) in
> the *R* buffer and then C-w to get rid of everything.  While this clears the
> buffer and resets the highlighting it seems to be a bit drastic.  Pointers
> to a solution or a sequence of key strokes gratefully accepted!
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Ron
> --
> R. R. Burns
> Oceanside, CA
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