[ESS] ESS 13.05 release next week: beta testers welcome

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue May 14 15:40:22 CEST 2013

>>>>> Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Mon, 13 May 2013 21:43:19 +0200 writes:

    >>> Kasper Daniel Hansen <kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com>
    >>> on Mon, 13 May 2013 09:52:08 -0400 wrote:

    >> Using 4 spaces is following the R coding standards from R internals:
    >> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-ints.html#R-coding-standardsso
    >> it is not exactly coming from out of nowhere.  I have been following
    >> these standards for many years, but most of my collaborators use a
    >> default ess setup and then we have the 2 vs 4 indentation issue.

    >> I support the change, but I agree that many users will perhaps
    >> complain.

    > The solution for those users is to simply

    > (setq ess-default-style 'GNU)

    > or 

    > (setq ess-indent-level 2) 

    > before loading ESS. 

    > There is also a handy "C-c ." to switch styles in ESS buffers. We can be
    > very loud about this change in release announcement.

    > I think the damage is outweighed by the advantages the change brings,
    > namely recommended uniform indentation defaults and Vincent's
    > distribution respecting global user settings.

Ok,.... democratic voting "clearly" indicates favor for the
incompatible change to a better default.
So be it ;-)  Martin

    > Vitalie

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