[ESS] ess-r-args-show

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Thu Aug 18 10:38:42 CEST 2011

On Wed, 17-Aug-2011 at 08:34PM +0100, Stephen Eglen wrote:

|> > I also can not get ess-eldoc to work in a file.R buffer, even though
|> > emacs tells me that it is active as a minor mode. Strangely enough
|> > ess-eldoc does work in the *R* buffer since I added this to my .emacs:
|> > (add-hook 'inferior-ess-mode-hook 'ess-use-eldoc)

|> Yes, you need that hook to get eldoc working in *R* buffers.

Thanks for that.  It works with my Fedora GNU Emacs 23.2.1 

I'm yet to try it on my Kubuntu installation, GNU Emacs 23.1.1
however, I did find a very odd thing on that installation AND on a
CentOS GNU Emacs 21.4.1.  Just the addition of the line

(setq ess-r-args-electric-paren t)

makes it work in a .R or .r file *PROVIDED THAT* it's a DOS file, and
not a unix file.  I fortuitously received a file from a Windows user
and I noticed that the args showed up fine.  It took me a while to
work out the distinguishing factor.

To a lisp aficionado that might be an indicator of something.


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