[ESS] ESS 5.14 and ?? shortcut syntax

Андрей Парамонов cmr.pent at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 07:45:00 CEST 2011


I've just updated to ESS 5.14, and found that "??" shortcut for
help.search is still not supported. I tried to report that properly
ages ago, but the bug tracker was (and probably is) broken -- my
report seem to be lost.

So, if anyone cares,

1) Run R.
2) > ??test

Help files with alias or concept or title matching ‘test’ using regular
expression matching:

[This is correct]

3) Run Emacs and ESS:
4) > ??test

No documentation for '?test' in specified packages and libraries:
you could try '???test'

[This is incorrect]

This seems to be very easy feature to add. Hopefully I can make the
developers aware of this little issue.

Best wishes,
Andrey Paramonov

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