[ESS] What happened to ess-transcript-clean-region ?

Vitaly S. spinuvit.list at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 23:48:08 CEST 2010

Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
> Why (on earth) do you have a mess (with R input and output) in a
> .R buffer that  you want to clean?
> My .R buffers may be messy sometimes, but 
> *not* because they'd contain things like
>    "> A <- matrix(...)" instead of
>      "A <- matrix(...)"
>    (note the extra R prompt!)
> If it's from cut&paste of e-mails or similar things, you really
> need to change your work flow:
> Put such things into an *.Rout buffer (open a new *.Rout file, make that writable
> via C-x C-q, and then paste "the mess" in there),
> and then maybe clean it.

Yes,  indeed,  that's exactly what I needed it for. As I posted here
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.ess.general/4547 the issue is

> The following issue, I have to leave to someone else,
> possibly should go to a different mailing list / forum:
> Martin
>     VS> Somehow unrelated,  but while loading the vanilla emacs I realized that emacs23
>     VS> does not expand usual directories at start-up  (.i.e
>     VS> "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp" and "/usr/local/share/emacs/VERSION/site-lisp".
>     VS> Instead, the expanded directories are "/usr/share/emacs23/site-lisp/"
>     VS> and "/usr/share/emacs/23.1/site-lisp/".
>     VS> If it's indeed a change in emacs 23, then the  ESS debian package placing it's
>     VS> ess-site.el in old dirs,  might be slightly inconvenient for some users.
>     VS> I am somewhat at loss,  since I could not find any reference to the above change
>     VS> in emacs23 in the Internet.
>     VS> Vitaly.
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