[ESS] New behavior of C-c C-z (Re: Feedback on 12.04)
spinuvit at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 01:13:56 CEST 2012
I finally got down to this stuff. Here is a new behavior available in
- From script buffer C-c C-z switches to ESS (not to eob!)
- From inferior buffer C-c C-z switches to the most recent script
buffer with the same ess-dialect and connected to current iESS.
- C-c C-z (ess-switch-to-inferior-or-script-buffer) is a single key
command. That means that C-c C-z C-z C-z... jumps back and forth
between script and process buffers.
C-c C-y is highly redundant and thus deprecated.
If you have suggestions or objections better air them now, otherwise
this will end up in the next patch release.
>> Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com>
>> on Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:58:06 +0200 wrote:
>>>>> Frede Aakmann Tøgersen <frtog at vestas.com>
>>>>> on Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:56:32 +0200 wrote:
>> Hi Vitalie
>> Actually I usually open an R script buffer first and then start R using M-x
>> R. C-c C-z brings the cursor to the end of the IESS buffer. I would prefer to
>> have C-c C-y to do the opposite, i.e. bring the cursor from the IESS buffer to
>> the R script buffer. That is quite useful when you occasionally do a C-x 1 in
>> the IESS buffer.
> All right, as nobody objected to changing the redundant meaning of C-c
> C-y, this is what I propose:
> In script:
> C-c C-y: Show *R* buffer, but don't switch to it.
> C-c C-z: Switch to the end of *R*
> In inferior (aka *R*):
> C-c C-z returns to the most recent R-buffer. Following invocations of
> C-z (or just z) will jump to next buffer in order of recency. Shift-z
> will get you back in the list of R buffers. For example if you press
> "C-c C-z z z Z" you will get to 2nd most recent buffer. Same story with
> C-c C-y for convenience.
> Currently C-c C-z and C-c C-/ are bound to the same thing in iESS,
> ess-abort, which is also what C-x k will do. So not a big deal of a
>> If some people do not like the current default behaviour of '_' they can of course set the ess-smart-underscore variable.
>> Yours sincerely / Med venlig hilsen
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ess-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:ess-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Vitalie Spinu
>> Sent: 6. april 2012 13:56
>> To: Marius Hofert
>> Cc: ess-help at r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [ESS] Feedback on 12.04
>> Hi Marius,
>>>>> Marius Hofert <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch>
>>>>> on Fri, 6 Apr 2012 12:57:14 +0200 wrote:
>> 1) Starting a buffer with a new R process can be done via C-c C-y. By doing so,
>> the point remains in the newly created buffer with the running R process. It
>> would be great if the point could automatically jump back to foo.R on executing
>> C-c C-y. I would find this useful, although a workaround is to start the R
>> process with C-c C-n (if no active R process is there, a new one will be asked
>> for and started -- doing it this way the point remains in foo.R).
>> This made me thinking. Currently we have C-c C-y which jump to iESS and
>> C-c C-z which jump to iESS and move the point to the end of buffer. I
>> find C-c C-y highly redundant, as I always want to jump to the end.
>> So I accept this as a relevant and valid point. Shall we make C-c C-y to
>> show/start the inferior, but stay in the current buffer? It will be a
>> useful complement of C-c C-z this way.
>> 2) Assume again you are in the buffer containing the active R process. Issuing
>> C-c C-q to close the buffer, the point (unfortunately) still remains in this
>> buffer (instead of going back to foo.R). This is a bit annoying since,
>> typically, one would like to jump to foo.R.
>> I have 10 foo[i].R in my emacs? Which shall ESS choose to jump back?
>> 3) Similarly for killing an R process. One changes the active buffer from foo.R
>> to the R process buffer and then hits C-x k. The point then remains in the
>> killed R process buffer. In most of the cases, one would like to continue the
>> work in foo.R and so it would be great if a C-x k would throw the point back to
>> foo.R instead of remaining in the buffer with the killed R process.
>> Same as above with an additional: If you kill the buffer, how come that
>> your point is still in it? Killing the process buffer should kill the
>> process and return to whatever buffer was active before, most likely
>> foo.R in your case.
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