[ESS] How to make `ess-quit' *not* start up R if it is not already running?

Grant Rettke gcr at wisdomandwonder.com
Wed Nov 5 01:47:11 CET 2014

• Start up Emacs
• Confirm that all buffers that are file-based are closed but for the
  one that I am taking notes in
  • Messages and friends are still open
  • There is no R buffers open at this point with inferior processes
• Execute the key-press `M-x'
• Enter `ess-quit', choose `R', hit enter
• `R' process starts up, and inferior `R' process loads
• Buffer is open with a `R' REPL

What I am wondering, is in cases like this, where there is no `R' to
/quit/ in the first place, may I configure `ESS' to not do step 5,
because it looks like it is getting started up unnecessarily.

Of course, I am asking because I also wonder if it is just my machine
doing this :).

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>> Grant Rettke on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:23:37 -0600 wrote:
>  > Good afternoon, Sometimes I get lazy and run `ess-quit' to shut down
>  > R buffers because I usually have a few open.
>  > Sometimes I get lazier and forget if I even have any R buffers
>  > open. When I don't, ess starts up R for me, and then closes it at my
>  > requests.
> I don't understand this. Could you provide reproducible steps?
> ESS will auto-start a process if you do an evaluation command or request
> help etc, and never auto-starts a new process out of the blue. If you
> have several processes running then you will be asked to choose from the
> list.
>   Vitalie

Grant Rettke
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