[ESS] could intending around code chunks be fixed in Sweave docs?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Wed May 15 20:56:10 CEST 2013

Thanks Kasper, your description is correct. Polymode is general
multi-major mode fronted: 


Full documentation of the ess-developer is here:


There is not much to add to it except that knowledge of how namespaces
work might be handy.


 >> Kasper Daniel Hansen <kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com>
 >> on Wed, 15 May 2013 12:11:13 -0400 wrote:

 > Vitalie is in a better position to comment, but I think I can explain
 > poly-mode.

 > Per design, each buffer in Emacs has exactly one major mode associated with
 > it.  This is a problem for Sweave documents which really have parts of the
 > buffer in one major mode (R) and parts in another (Latex).  This is
 > currently supported by "noweb" mode which is responsible for switching
 > major modes around when the point moves around in the buffer.  poly-mode is
 > a newer (and hopefully better, I have not yet tested it) mode that supports
 > this and - based on the name - is probably much more general than
 > noweb-mode.

 > This issue (multiple major modes in one buffer) is behind the issues of
 > region selection have problems covering both R mode and Latex mode parts of
 > the buffer, as well as other issues related to editing Sweave documents.

 > My guess is that when poly-mode has matured and been thouroughly tested,
 > that no web-mode will disappear from ESS.

 > "We" should put together a short document on recent improvements/changes in
 > ESS.  I agree it can be hard to follow as a casual user, who do not want to
 > read the manual again and again. I might be willing to do so, but I need to
 > actually experiment with the changes, so perhaps someone else will beat me
 > to it.

 > Kasper

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