[ESS] Debug mode puts point in the wrong buffer

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Jun 21 15:21:54 CEST 2013

>>>>> Marius Hofert <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch>
>>>>>     on Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:02:04 +0200 writes:

    > Hi Vitalie, Thanks a lot! I updated and I now see *both*
    > buffers in debug mode.  The point is in 'grid-stuff.R' and
    > M-N etc. works :-)

    > For some reason, I guess I am a good 'test user' ... I run
    > into many bugs with all kinds of software (not sure if
    > this is :-) or :-( ).

    > The mails with screenshots were rejected by the list's
    > 'moderator' due to their size (not sure if this is a bug
    > -- screenshots can be very helpful as we saw).

Hmm.. no.  I got at least two screen shots from you, Marius.
Maybe some of them were too large, or in an image format that's
not allowed?

As ESS-help moderator (and "list overlord" of @r-project.org lists),
I'm wondering what made you say above.

    > Thanks again for helping on this (and also so quickly).

indeed!  and much thanks to Marius who persevered convincing
Vitalie that there must have been a bug.. ;-) 


    > Cheers,
    > Marius

    > On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Vitalie Spinu
    > <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >> Marius Hofert <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch> >> on Thu,
    >> 20 Jun 2013 23:50:03 +0200 wrote:
    >> [...]
    >> > When entering debug mode, I see *R* and 'grid-stuff.R'
    >> (which is the > source file in 'simsalapar' containing
    >> the function definition for > 'varlist'). The point is at
    >> the beginning of the highlighted line (see > the attached
    >> screenshot), so in 'grid-stuff.R'. But from there, M-N >
    >> etc. does not work, so I have to put the point in *R*...
    >> This is a bug. Thanks for the screenshot. It made things
    >> very clear. Believe it or not, but in 3 months that this
    >> minor-map mechanism is in place in tracebug, your
    >> situation never happened to me.
    >> The problem is that your grid-stuff.R is not associated
    >> with the process (and you don't have red DB in that
    >> buffer). Associate with the process (C-c C-s) and it
    >> should be fine.
    >> I have just committed a fix to SVN.
    >> Thanks for reporting this,
    >> Vitalie

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