[ESS] R in Cygwin Emacs

Sebastien Vauban sva-news at mygooglest.com
Fri Sep 5 15:43:02 CEST 2014

Ross Boylan wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 03:48:49PM +0000, Sparapani, Rodney wrote:
>> > If I don't set them in the above way, when running `M-x R', I'm blocked
>> > with the message:
>> > 
>> > --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> > Warning (emacs): None of 'w32-short-file-name, 'win32-short-file-name,
>> > or 'mswindows-short-file-name are defined!
>> > You will have to manually set   ess-program-files (in ess-custom.el) to
>> > the correct "8.3"-style directory name.
>> > --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>> That's a bug.  We haven't discussed Cygwin recently (mainly because
>> Cygwin is not popular anymore; so sue me ;o)  Seriously, I can't
>> imagine why anyone would want to use it today.
> Well, I use it routinely, mostly for ssh.  But my emacs and R on
> ms-windows are completely independent of cygwin.

I tried, at least for some situations, to fully go the Cygwin way:
shell + Emacs + R.

> [...] I'm not saying you should make supporting cygwin a priority;
> I am saying that rumors of its death may have been exaggerated.

OK, we know that there is a wrong warning when running ESS on Cygwin.

I've understood that this is not a goal anymore, so we can put this case
in the fridge.

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

More information about the ESS-help mailing list