[ESS] Configuring Emacs "à la RStudio"
rdiaz02 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 12:00:53 CET 2013
On Wed, 20-11-2013, at 16:02, istazahn at gmail.com wrote:
> 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.
My experience is similar. Several years ago (~ 6, 8 ?) I tried it and gave
up. But what you get from MELPA now works out of the box for me. The only
thing I play around is with the layout (which one and sizes). [Note,
though, that ECB will not work with winner mode, even when deactivated, but
that can be worked around: http://stackoverflow.com/a/9402071 ].
I rarely use ECB when working with R (too much space used in windows I do
not need), but occasionally I find it helpful so I activate it, and when I
am done with what I need, I deactivate it. I repeat the cycle as needed.
I do not use helm, though, so I cannot comment on Matthew's comments (see
rest of thread).
>> 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.
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