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

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 14:29:23 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Stephen Eglen
<S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Chrisophe, thanks for the advantages you suggest for protocols, I
> will think on this.
>> I don't want to get all evangelistic about this -- I'm painfully aware
>> that at least at the moment I'm a newcomer to this community.  Stop me
>> if I become a distraction.
> Far from it - please keep up your good work!  Getting things like
> debugging working would be great, and perhaps be an incentive to switch.

Evangelism is fine.  This isn't R-help, we are a different community.
I'd like to think, friendlier and more open to change, suggestions,
and community input.  And basically, that was Duncan's (T-L) point
long time ago -- comint process embedding as we do now is difficult to
get perfectly right (though it is simple to get adequate results).

There are lots of info that could be sent over the wire that doesn't
need to get displayed, or which like help-pages should be displayed in
potentially different and flexible ways,  and having an appropriate
way of doing this would be great.  And the point of the protocols is
that they could be generalizable to other interfaces (i.e. I've always
wanted to add a "audio-over" to interactive data analysis to improve
the sensory uptake of information, and eons ago Peter D and I started
to sketch out what that might look like, but we never followed up on


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