[ESS] How to stop highlighting after eval-region
jthomas at ssc.wisc.edu
Thu Mar 18 14:25:36 CET 2010
The suggested fix (M-x customize-variable ess-eval-deactivate-mark)
did the trick (Thanks, Leo!!). And sorry for the delayed response (I
tried responding earlier, but had to update my email address to do this --
long time user and fan of ESS :) and I think this is holding up my
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> "RoSp" == Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
>>>>>> on Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:49:51 -0500 writes:
> RoSp> On 03/17/10 03:10 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
> LA> Try customizing the variable ess-eval-deactivate-mark
> LA> and set it to t (M-x customize-variable
> LA> ess-eval-deactivate-mark).
> >> Thank you, Leo, for helping..
> LA> (IMO, it should be true by default).
> >> I'd tend to agree: It has been true for me "forever".
> >> OTOH, I tend to be very reluctant in changing *defaults*
> >> of functions I write (in R, or Emacs lisp, ...):
> >> In theory, all calls of such a function (which does not
> >> explicitly set the option explicitly) would have to be
> >> reconsidered...
> >> OTOH, I also do agree that a change seems sensible.
> >> Note that this is only visible for those of us who have
> >> activated "transient mark mode" aka
> >> "Active Region Highlighting"
> >> ( = first entry of Emacs menu 'Options' )
> >> What do others ESS-lovers (and particularly experts)
> >> think about such a proposed change?
> >> Martin Maechler
> RoSp> Perhaps I'm being dense, but does this actually fix the
> RoSp> problem? I haven't seen a response from Jason. And
> RoSp> the circumstances of his problem would suggest not (it worked
> RoSp> before, but after an upgrade of ESS, it doesn't).
> well, I guess he updated ESS and Emacs at the same time, or
> changed his emacs configurations slightly, possibly
> It's definitely true that the ess-eval-deactivate-mark variable
> controls the behavior we are talking about.
> Jason, can you please try the recommendation and publicly
> confirm (or deny) that it helps ?
> RoSp> As this seems to be an Emacs-only issue, I can see no
> RoSp> objection provided it is actually needed and sufficiently tested.
> Thanks. .. Of course "sufficiently tested" maybe too hard: We
> (ESS developers) have only a few incantations of Emacs that we
> use regularly, and there are not too many ESS users volunteering
> to work with the devel-version of ESS on a regular basis.
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