[ESS] ess-help+.el

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit.list at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 10:17:24 CET 2011

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> Vitalie Spinu wrote:
>>>   > 2) new function 'ess-display-index' (bound to "i" in
>>>   > ess-help-map). It displays nicely linked index file put
>>>   > automatically in ess-help-mode with all the usual
>>>   > shortcuts available; p and n have modified behavior.
>>> Very cool!   ... though it takes a *long* time initially for me,
>>> as it indexes all the 2000 packages (or so) I have installed.
>> Yes, it's the R working down there.
>> Is it only the first time when it takes long?
>> I can cache package names if the number is higher than 200 or so.  I
>> expect most users have less than 100 packages and it's not necessary
>> to cache. Caching would imply that newly installed packages are not
>> recognized and thus not proposed in the completion.
> Hi Vitalie:
> I don't think it's fair to assume that.  On UNIX and Linux, we typically
> load as many of the 3000+ packages as we can.  This serves 2 purposes. Due
> to privileges, it's simplest if the sysadmin installs them all. Also, it
> highlights critical bugs in the installation.

Good point. I will implement the caching, but first will install all
3000+ packages to make it a bit more fun.


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