[ESS] Problem with `ess-sas-global-unix-keys` and "File mode specification error: (void-variable ess-ac-sources)"
luke.johnston at mail.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 3 21:39:19 CEST 2013
Yes, I don't understand it either. I had tried replacing (setq
ess-sas-global-unix-keys t) to (ess-sas-global-unix-keys) before and it
didn't work. I tried it again but included both codes, plus (require
'ess-site), though I didn't need it before, and the F3-F6 buttons seem
to work. There were some updates to emacs today, so maybe that may have
contributed to fixing it. I really don't understand what happened...
But it works now.
Thanks for the suggestion!
On Thu 03 Oct 2013 02:27:37 PM EDT, Rodney Sparapani wrote:
> On 10/03/2013 10:55 AM, Luke Johnston wrote:
>> I am having issues with ESS. Yesterday, I was using ESS[SAS] to edit and
>> run batch .sas files. However (and I am not sure how or why it
>> happened), I could no longer use the F3-F6 buttons to run batch SAS
>> files, switch to .log, etc.
>> I thought maybe I just needed to reopen Emacs, but when I did, I got
>> this message in the minibuffer "File mode specification error:
>> (void-variable ess-ac-sources)".
>> I didn't know what that meant, so I called `M-x
>> ess-sas-global-unix-keys` and F3-F6 work after that. But whenever I
>> reopen a .sas file, they don't work. I have in my init.el file the code
>> "(setq ess-sas-global-unix-keys t)", but emacs doesn't seem to be
>> reading it or the specification error is interrupting it.
>> I ran `debug-on-error`, which showed a backtrace of:
>> |Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable ess-ac-sources)
>> ess-mode(((ess-local-customize-alist quote SAS-customize-alist)
>> (ess-language . "SAS") (ess-dialect . "SAS") (ess-mode-editing-alist
>> . SAS-editing-alist) (ess-mode-syntax-table . SAS-syntax-table)
>> (inferior-ess-program . inferior-SAS-program-name)
>> (ess-help-sec-regex . "^[A-Z. ---]+:$") (ess-help-sec-keys-alist . "
>> ") (ess-object-name-db-file . "ess-sas-namedb.el")
>> (inferior-ess-objects-command . "objects(%d)")
>> (inferior-ess-help-command . "help(\"%s\",pager=\"cat\",window=F)\n")
>> (inferior-ess-exit-command . "endsas;\n") (ess-loop-timeout . 500000)
>> (inferior-ess-primary-prompt . "^") (inferior-ess-secondary-prompt .
>> "^") (comint-use-prompt-regexp . t) (inferior-ess-start-file)
>> (inferior-ess-start-args . inferior-SAS-args-temp)
>> (inferior-ess-font-lock-defaults . SAS-mode-font-lock-defaul
>> ts)) nil)
>> set-auto-mode-0(SAS-mode nil)
>> after-find-file(nil t)
>> find-file-noselect-1(#<buffer cleaning-0yr.sas>
>> "~/Documents/datasets/PROMISE/data/scripts/cleaning-0yr.sas" nil nil
>> "~/Documents/datasets/PROMISE/data/scripts/cleaning-0yr.sas" (5673145
>> nil nil t)
>> find-file("~/Documents/datasets/PROMISE/data/scripts/cleaning-0yr.sas" t)
>> call-interactively(find-file nil nil)|
>> Does anyone have any ideas of what is going on?
>> I have Emacs 24.3.1, ESS 13.09, and auto-complete (as per the package.el
>> listing) 20130724.1750.
>> Luke Johnston
> Hi Luke:
> I don't understand this since ESS[SAS] does not use either
> ess-ac-sources or ess-load-extras. But, you can always put
> (ess-sas-global-unix-keys) in .emacs (provided it is already
> defined somehow).
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