[ESS] drop empty help buffers

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Feb 28 22:47:16 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 17:40, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> Vitalie Spinu wrote:
>> I have not even been aware of it, and agree that it should be the default.
>> Vitalie.
> Checked in.  Will be available in ESS 5.15 RSN

that was fast.

IIRC the  previous  default was quite on purpose:

It's not only for a non-existing command that you get a bogous help buffer,
and in some of other such cases, the user should be able to see and
read what the bogous buffer contains.
(and also note that error messages by in other languages than English,
so you can't just grep for the
kind of error message,...)


> Rodney
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