[ESS] developer mode questions

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 19:10:25 CEST 2012

>>>> Kevin Wright <kw.stat at gmail.com>
>>>> on Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:51:45 -0500 wrote:

  > 1. In the pdf manual, section 11.3, it says:
  > In order to use ess-developer mode you should add names of the packages you
  > are devel-
  > oping to ess-developer-packages.  You can dot it interactively with C-d a,
  > and remove
  > packages with C-d r.

  > Shouldn't these be
  > C-c d a
  > C-c d r

Thanks, corrected.

  > 2. Is it possible to develop a package that has not been installed?  When I
  > type the name of an uninstalled package, I am told "No match".  I seem to
  > be in a catch 22 here...can't develop it because it is not installed and
  > can't install because it is not developed.

  I don't really understand how you plan to develop unattached package?
Cannot you just do it in usual way, directly in .GlobalEnv?

 The intend of ess-developer is to facilitate fixes, and improvements
which could be done directly in the namespace and pkg environment. You
can think of it as a second development stage after the initial build.


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