[ESS] polymode, tangentially related to ESS

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 23:14:30 CET 2014

Hi Everyone, 

The tabs/buffer ring repetition can probably be easily solved by giving
indirect buffers "invisible" names that start with a space. I didn't
bother with that so far because polymode is still in development (quite
frustratingly). The font change problem I don't quite follow. Aren't all
buffers suppose to use the same default font? Chris, could you please
post two screen-shots, so we can see the difference? If possible as a
new issue on github. Thanks.

There might be some fortification changes that come from overlays that
some modes use, like flyspell. Flyspell is taken care of in polymode,
there might be other minor modes that would need special
attention. Another problematic mode is "linum" which uses overlays for
each line in the buffer and cause noticeable slowdown.

I have been planning to come back to polymode for over a month now, but
it didn't happen as I am stuck over my head with one of the work related
projects. It completely eats even my weekends right now.

There are many more things to implement in polymode, most notably to add
weaving/exporting backends like sweave/knitr/pandoc/org-mode. I am
tracking all the discussions on this list and noting down all the
ideas. So please keep proposing/complaining either here or on github
development page. All of them will be eventually taken care of.


 >>> Tyler Smith on Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:23:13 -0400 wrote:

 >> Le 03/11/2014 02:51 PM, Warth, Christopher S a écrit :

 >>> More annoying is a jarring visual shift when I move the cursor from
 >> one
 >>> region to another - from markdown into an R region or vice versa.  It
 >>> looks like different font faces are set in the two modes and the
 >> switch is
 >>> quite evident when the buffers swap.  This is an example of the
 >> larger
 >>> visual shifts that happen as I use a thumb wheel to scroll through
 >> the
 >>> buffer.  Not only is the font face changing as the cursor is forced
 >> into
 >>> different regions, but the tabs at the top do a distracting dance as
 >>> different buffers become activated.  Maybe I can fix the font
 >> swapping by
 >>> judicious selection of major mode options?

 > I had this 'problem' too. If you use different fonts for different modes,
 > obviously the fonts in the buffer will change when you switch modes. Setting the
 > options for each mode to match, or use defaults, will fix it.

 > Tabs are another matter. I suspect many Emacs users have turned them off, and I
 > don't know of another fix. The thought of having tabs for the dozen or so
 > buffers I'm visiting at the moment is not appealing!

 > Tyler

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