[ESS] Hanging emacs with ESS and R (and regretting it)

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit.list at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 20:12:44 CEST 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> The default for ess-eval-visibly-p is t (contrary to the ESS manual
> which says "the behavior is controlled by the variable |ess-eval-visibly-p|
> whose default is |nil|").  So, by default, a naive user (who will most
> likely not have changed the default) will hang their emacs session
> and think this is normal and/or acceptable behavior.  It seems to
> me that the docs should, at least, mention the brackets tip/trick
> (and be corrected, of course).  If no one objects, I will do that
> (eventually).

May be is better to change the  ess-eval-visible-p to nil by default?
It's a source of confusion for many new ESS users. This SO question
serves as an example http://stackoverflow.com/q/2770523/453735 .


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