[ESS] Strange behaviour of ESS and ESSAuto-complete with a prompt specification in Rprofile.r

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 23:00:29 CET 2013

 >>> Rodney Sparapani on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:40:05 -0600 wrote:

 > On 11/19/2013 09:11 AM, Mathieu Kessler wrote:
 >> I finally discovered that removing the options(prompt=...) or setting it to
 >> a simple string like e.g options(prompt="R>> ") removed all these problems!
 >> Strange, isn'it?
 >> You can imagine it was a pain to identify the cause of the problem, so I
 >> thought It may be useful to others if I post it here!
 >> All the best, Mathieu

 > Be very careful changing the prompt.  ESS is based on comint which
 > watches for the prompt.  You might be able to workaround this with
 > the ESS variable inferior-ess-S-prompt

That is correct. A lot of things depend on the prompt. If you change the
prompt you better have "> " at the end.


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