[ESS] emacs freeze when use ess-display-help-on-object with remote buffer .

Malcolm Cook malcolm.cook at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:16:40 CET 2012

Thanks Vitalie,

I have the problem running the latest pretest for MacOS from
http://emacsformacosx.com/builds, namely:

GNU Emacs (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.36)

running with ESS version 5.14

I have reproduced it with the latest nightly build of emacs.

However, changing the pager that R is using fixed the problem

options(pager = "cat")

kudos: Erix Iverson -

Thanks again for following up.


On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:59 AM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Malcolm Cook <malcolm.cook at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:35:11 -0600 wrote:
>  > Thanks for taking this back up.
>  > I too find that "help was the deal-breaker for me" when trying to work
>  > with ESS under tramp or remote-ESS.  I could not get R's help to
>  > display using, for instance, ess-display-help-on-object (c-c c-v).
>  > When I try, it hangs with the cursor in the mini-buffer.  c-g brings
>  > me to the ESS buffer with the help being paged with, `less` or some
>  > pager.
>  > Any thoughts?
> In what version of ESS is this happening?  And please report, if possible,
> with the latest SVN.
> Vitalie.

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