[ESS] Emacs initialisation file doesn't work on a new computer.

Chris Howden chris at trickysolutions.com.au
Thu Jun 28 02:03:16 CEST 2012

Thanks Rodney,

I'll have a look at those files u mentioned.

And i refuse to give up now, I've only got 3 more years until its just

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On 27/06/2012, at 23:30, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:

> On 06/26/2012 11:19 PM, Chris Howden wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I figured out what was wrong.
>> I’ve added (require ‘ess-site) to the beginning of my emacs file and it
>> works fine on my new computer now. So I think that means ESS hadn’t loaded
>> when I referenced ess-mode-map, and as there was nothing associated with
>> that Symbol I got the “">  Symbol's value as variable is void: ess-mode-map”
>> Error.
>> I’m still a little perplexed as to why my old computer didn’t need it
>> though. So if anyone has any ideas as to why I’d be interested in hearing
>> them (I know it works now so maybe I should just forget it, but I can’t
>> help but be a little curious as to exactly what was going on…..)
>> Thanks for everyone’s help
>> Chris Howden B.Sc. (Hons) GStat.
> Hi Chris:
> Well, you must have had (require ‘ess-site), or it's equivalent,
> somewhere; otherwise, ESS would have not functioned at all.  So,
> on your old computer, it must have been in default.el, site-start.el
> or somewhere else if it was not in ~/.emacs itself.   Perhaps, this
> is a good time to peruse the emacs manual.  Take a look at the node
> Customization; specifically, The Init File, which will tell you all
> that you should know.  By the way, we assume that ESS users already
> know emacs.  If you don't know emacs, then maybe ESS is not for you.
> The first five years of emacs are the worst; after that, it's just
> difficult -- Bill Venables
> Rodney

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