[ESS] Finding Rterm in R 2.12.0 on Windows

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Feb 3 21:45:57 CET 2011

On 02/ 3/11 01:44 PM, RICHARD M. HEIBERGER wrote:
> Not quite.
> "c:/Program Files" is visible to the 32-bit applications.
> The issue is environment variables.
> The difference is that, for 32 bit applications
> getenv("ProgamFiles")
> is evaluated to "c:/Program Files (x86)",
> and for 64-bit applications
> getenv("ProgamFiles")
> is evaluated to "c:/Program Files".
> See the comments in ess-site.el lines 531-557 for the glorious details.
> This all works correctly in 32bit emacs running on the 64-bit machine.
> Opening 64-bit R inside an *R* window in the 32-bit emacs works correctly.
> The comment about putting a .lnk file is completely consistent with Paul's
> suggestion.
> The .lnk (shortcut) file is a native Windows way of doing something similar
> to a soft link in
> Unix terminology.

Ok, but what about non-English locales?  I think that's why we need
the ProgramFiles environment variable, correct?  I'm not trying to be
a pest, I'm just trying to figure this out.


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