[ESS] ESS hangs emacs on start-up

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 19:02:08 CEST 2013

I cannot replicate the problem with (setq initial-major-mode 'R-mode)
either. So I have no clue what is cauging it. r5715 is completely
innocuous and if you can run emacs -q with your .emacs containing only:
   (add-to-list 'load-path "~/path/to/ESS/lisp/")
   (load "ess-site.el")
   (setq initial-major-mode 'R-mode)   

there is nothing that we at ESS can do about it. It is all your local
setup to blame for.


 >> "Carslaw, David" <david.carslaw at kcl.ac.uk>
 >> on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:30:06 +0000 wrote:

 > Found it! I have (setq initial-major-mode 'R-mode) in my
 > .emacs. Remove that and it is OK. I use this so I can use the scratch
 > buffer in R-mode... I can reply to the list for info but any ideas
 > why this should now be a problem?

 > david

 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Vitalie Spinu [mailto:spinuvit at gmail.com] 
 > Sent: 16 August 2013 15:51
 > To: Carslaw, David
 > Subject: Re: [ESS] ESS hangs emacs on start-up

 >> "Carslaw, David" <david.carslaw at kcl.ac.uk>
 >> on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:44:02 +0000 wrote:

 >> Yes, sorry.
 >> If I start emacs with emacs -q and then run

 >> (add-to-list 'load-path "~/path/to/ESS/lisp/")
 >> (load "ess-site.el")

 > Ok, then it is your local "engineering". You probably have nested (load
 > "ess-site.el") somewhere and emacs infloops. But it is really unclear to
 > me why this appears only on r5715.

 >   Vitalie

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