[ESS] Automatic jump to error line in the source code.

Norm Matloff matloff at cs.ucdavis.edu
Sat Aug 28 07:29:06 CEST 2010

Sorry for the delay in replying.  I was out of town for a few days, and
I'm trying to catch up on my e-mail.

My edtdbg package does not jump to errors.  I should consider adding it.

As to extending from Vim to Emacs, I've been looking into this (and two
others volunteered to help).  But I've decided that my original approach
won't work, due to a conflict with emacsclient, an Emacs feature that
ESS uses.  I have another approach using "screen" (as my Vim version
does), and intend to implement that when I get a chance.


On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 12:38:09PM +0100, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> Vitaly S. <spinuvit.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From version 2.10 R support keeping the source as an attribute of
> > functions.  Error report and debug functions report exact line in the
> > source file.
> > 
> > I wonder if someone managed to implement automatic jumping to the line
> > of code where the error was reported.
> I'd like to implement the same thing.  Prof Norm Matloff (cc'ed) has
> already looked at this, and has it working (I think) for vi(m).  In my
> todo list for ESS I have:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Would like to implement a debugger akin to Norm Matloff's work:
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/edtdbg/index.html
> http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software/debuggingR/
> Norm posted that he had started work on ESS, but had to abandon it.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Norm: how far did you get with your ESS work?
> Best wishes, Stephen
> Stephen

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