[ESS] ?':::' hangs

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Wed Dec 4 20:05:56 CET 2013

On 12/04/2013 12:50 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
> ESS from git as of yesterday + emacs 23.4 + R 2.15.1

I'm using SVN as of right now ;o) r5934 + emacs 24.3.1 + R 2.15.3

> ?':::'
> simply hangs--spinning cursor
> ctl-g stops the spinning but does not return to an R command prompt
> ctl-c ctl-c interrupts and gets a command prompt.

same here

> ?:::
> returns to the command prompt immediately; the*Messages*  buffer shows
> Error: unexpected ':::' in "?:::"
> help(':::') displays the appropriate help.


> I've had a string of quirky, only semi-reproducible errors; maybe this
> is another one.  I did restart emacs and the error  persisted (actually,
> before that I also couldn't get any help at all--help is working
> generally in the new session).

No, not for me.  Help is working fine.

Rodney Sparapani, PhD
Manager of Statistical & Computational Operations
Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Milwaukee, USA

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