[ESS] iESS - consistent string formatting within single and double quotes
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Dec 2 09:42:22 CET 2011
>>>>> Richard M Heiberger <rmh at temple.edu>
>>>>> on Thu, 1 Dec 2011 20:57:26 -0500 writes:
> Aleks, Strings are handled as font-lock-string-face, which appears in
> ESS *.el files only in ess-font-lock.el where alternate color schemes
> are defined. That means the iESS buffer is inheriting the definition
> of a string from somewhere where strings are defined only by
> double-quotes. In lisp, the single quote is an important part of the
> grammar and is not a string indicator, so that is possible place. In
> .r files we inherit from somewhere else where strings can be delimited
> by single quotes. Does this give you enough clues to suggest a repair?
Hmm, I'm pretty sure we don't want to change this:
The iESS buffer aka *R* contains much R output, and the ' - character
is often called apostrophe for a good reason:
It's used in many other contexts than just as a single quote:
In the other contexts, e.g., Maechler's e-mail, just the line
above this one, or then in the line above this one,... or in the
very first line of my answer...
No, no.. We really won't go there; long time ESS users already
know the pain we occasionaly have from treating `back quotes` as
something to be fontified in pairs and how ugly the *R* buffer
gets messed up, when R or C code called from R puts out messages
quoted `like' that...
==> there's a very good reason to not try finding a matching '
to every apostrophe written there...
> 2011/12/1 Aleksandar Blagotić <aca.blagotic at gmail.com>
>> This one's bugging me for a while, and I never seemed to care about it
>> much, until recently. As you can see in this image
>> (http://i.imgur.com/w3JSH.png) the buffer on the left hand side
>> formats strings within single quotes "properly", while I can achieve
>> the same result in iESS buffer only for strings in double-quotes. I
>> rarely use double quotes, unless I want to avoid escaping quotation
>> marks. I reckon that this is an easy one, but currently I have no clue
>> on this one. Any ideas?
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