[ESS] Help configuring auto-complete
istazahn at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 21:52:58 CEST 2012
Sorry for resurrecting this old thread. I just wanted to note for
future googlers that I finally solved this problem to my complete
(define-key ac-completing-map "\t" 'ac-complete)
(define-key ac-completing-map "\r" nil)
I had tried this before without succes, but it now works as intended
(not sure what the problem was before)
This prevents auto-complete from completing when the return key is
pressed, and instead uses the tab key for this. Although I don't think
I realized it myself when I first opened this thread, that is actually
what I want, and I'm now very happy with the way auto-complete is
working with ESS.
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Tue, 15 May 2012 13:12:09 -0400 wrote:
> > Hi Vitalie,
> > Great, thank you for the comprehensive reply. For now I'm going to
> > disable argument auto-completion using the second method you
> > described.
> Third method might be better, as you will have arguments completion.
> > More generally, I like having auto-complete menus popping up all over
> > the place -- for me it really is just this situation (argument
> > completion menu triggered by ",") where it gets in my way.
> You can place this into ess-mode-hook and ess-post-run-hook:
> (delete 'ess-smart-comma ac-trigger-commands)
> Then comma wont trigger the ac menu.
> > On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com>
> >>>>>> on Tue, 15 May 2012 09:56:42 -0400 wrote:
> >> > c(x = 1,
> >> > with the cursor immediately after the comma, the auto-complete menu
> >> > pops up offering to complete "recursive=".
> >> > I would really appreciate it if you can tell me how to disable just
> >> > this specific feature.
> >> What feature precisely? disable it inside c() or disable argument
> >> completion altogether?
> >> > The manual suggests that I should look at the docstring of
> >> > ac-use-auto-complete, but I can't seem to find it.
> >> it should be ess-use-auto-complete, it's a type in new features
> >> section. Thanks.
> >> On a general note, I am still not clear what default ac set-up is the
> >> most meaningful. And user input is highly valuable here. I agree that
> >> the current one is too intrusive. Though auto-popup works fine in elisp
> >> buffers it is pretty annoying in R buffers because most of the names are
> >> short.
> >> There are three general ways that the user can go about it.
> >> First, is to deactivate ac auto pop-up by setting ac-auto-show-menu to
> >> nil and make TAB to trigger the menu:
> >> (ac-set-trigger-key "TAB").
> >> Second, is to disable auto-completion of arguments. There are 2 basic R
> >> sources `ac-source-R-objects' and `ac-source-R-args'. The third source
> >> ac-source-R combines conveniently the previous 2 and is activated by
> >> default. Add only one of them to ac-sources variable:
> >> (defun my-ac-ess-config ()
> >> (setq ac-souces
> >> '(ac-source-R-objects ac-source-filename ac-source-words-in-buffer)))
> >> (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook 'my-ac-ess-config)
> >> (add-hook 'ess-post-run-hook 'my-ac-ess-config)
> >> Third, you can look at definitions of these souces and redefine
> >> them. Particularly you can configure the prefix parameter to be 1 or
> >> even 2 (instead of the default 0):
> >> (setq ac-source-R
> >> '((prefix . ess-ac-start)
> >> (requires . 2)
> >> (candidates . ess-ac-candidates)
> >> (document . ess-ac-help)))
> >> But then you won't have auto completion of arguments at "(" and
> >> ",". Given the current eldoc functionality I think this last option
> >> should actually be the default.
> >> Best,
> >> Vitalie.
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