[ESS] SAS. Is Ess 12.09 working?

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 17:10:24 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 11/18/2012 01:44 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Here's where I stand.
>> In emacs.d/init.el, my only SAS change is:
>> (setq ess-sas-local-unix-keys t)
> That's an antiquated interface.  Try this instead:
> (ess-sas-local-unix-keys)
Hi Rodney

Thanks for helping.

Can you double check that?  With Emacs-23.4, that line in .init.el
causes Emacs to say:


Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading

Wrong type argument: keymapp, nil

To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the
cause of the error in your initialization file.  Start Emacs with
the `--debug-init' option to view a complete error backtrace.

>> Humphf. Well, the name of the SAS file is seen as*shell*.
> That's really strange!  On my test machine with 12.09, I don't
> see this at all.  And, I don't remember ever seeing anything
> like that.  I can't even guess why that would happen.

>> I can get an iSAS session started.
>> M-x SAS causes the Emacs frame to divide into 4 very narrow windows.
>> However, I can't get commands to go from the SAS code window to the
>> others.
>> Highlight some SAS code.
>> In the ESS menu, I choose "Eval and Go" and nothing happens, the
>> minibuffer says only:
>> Text is read-only
> Hmmm...  Frankly, nothing much has changed
> with ESS[SAS] since 5.14.  There is a function that seems to work
> in most cases and I use it for debugging.  In a *.sas file...
> M-x ess-sas-interactive
> Now, highlight something and C-c C-r.
> --
> Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
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