[ESS] showing function syntax

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 10:05:44 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 11:35 PM, Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I vaguely remember that ESS has the functionality to show the syntax of a R
>> function (i.e. all the options with their defaults in the parantheses (e.g.
>> for example plot(x,y,xlim,......)) in some buffer while typing the name of
>> that function.
> You may be thinking of ess-display-help-on-object which is bound to
> C-c C-v by default.
>> Is this correct? If yes, do I have to activate this feature? I recently
>> updated emacs and ESS and no I do not have this feature anymore. And I am
>> quite sure that it worked before....Or do I mistake this with rkward?

I'm not sure how it's activated, I know that Debian does it by default.

Doug - I'm guessing this is a request for the "intellisense"
technology, i.e. using the minibuffer to display the argument list for
the function so you get it right when filling it in, not the help page


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