[ESS] ESS usage poll

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jun 17 14:17:17 CEST 2010

>>>>> "SE" == Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:35:36 +0100 writes:

    SE> Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com> wrote:
    >> > 2. When you are typing commands in the "Script Frame", I wish tab
    >> > completion and "hints" would appear.  Perhaps I have ESS installed
    >> > incorrectly, but I don't see that in the Emacs script file.   In
    >> > Emacs/ ESS,  I get tab completion of commands & filenames *R* buffer,
    >> > but not in the editor that has the .R file.  Know what I mean?
    >> TAB indents in .R file buffers, C-c TAB completes.

    SE> Perhaps we could investigate overloading the TAB key in .R buffers, so
    SE> that it indents at the start of the line, and otherwise tries
    SE> completion?  (Of course, by default, this behaviour could be off.)

If that's achievable relatively easily, it would be "cool", as
being much easier to learn for new users, and considerably easier to remember
for casual ones.


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