[ESS] Configuring Emacs "à la RStudio"

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 16:02:28 CET 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 11/19/2013 05:07 PM, Matthew Fidler wrote:
>> You could try ecb. That is emacs code browser.
> Yes, you could.  But, beware.  ecb is the most complicated
> Emacs "package" that you will ever find.  I put "package"
> in quotes because it depends on semantic/EIEIO/yada/
> yada/yada.  I spent several days setting up ecb at work.
> It takes a lot of time, trial and error to do it right.

I'm sure that was once true. And I may have just been lucky, but I
just tried installing it using the package manager in emacs 24 (from
MELPA), and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the
out-of-the-box usefulness. Worth a try I say.


> After using ecb for 6 months, I gave up because I was loathe
> to put that much effort into it.  ecb needs some sort of
> smart default handling like a wizard.  If that exists
> somewhere, then it could be worth it; otherwise
> I wouldn't bother.
> Rodney

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