[ESS] help in R 2.10 Windows

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 3 00:17:11 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 23:19 +0100, Martin Maechler wrote:
> I'd be glad if you could try out the new (unreleased) version of ESS
> and confirm that my changes fix the problem.
> You can get the Windows-zip file
>   ftp://stat.ethz.ch/U/maechler/ESS/ess-5.6.zip
I unpacked to the top level directory before, so changes went to lisp.
However, the previous installation of ess was in site-lisp, which I
assume has precedence.  I unpacked the new lisp directory over the old
one and tried again.  Results were the same.

The variable setting is
inferior-ess-help-command is a variable defined in `ess-cust.el'.
Its value is "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=FALSE)\n"

?foo opens an emacs buffer on foo's help.

ESS's opening message and ess-version variable both say 5.5.


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