[ESS] Melpa got me now. What you say about ess-smart-underscore ?

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Apr 4 11:52:42 CEST 2015

My personal opinion is that no smart operators, nor even smart
underscore should be part of ESS. It's a task for specialized packages.

Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there are no satisfactory
solutions out there as yet.

I have recently picked up the dormant key-combo project. It needs quite
serious facelifting but nevertheless does a good job of speeding up
%foo% operators for me. My hope is to put it up to standards within a
couple of months.


 >>> Paul Johnson on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 22:00:29 -0500 wrote:

 > I finally got Melpa to work. I've tried a lot of packages in the last 2 days :)
 > I found ess-smart-underscore and I think I like it.  I think I wish
 > you'd put it into ESS itself.  Have you thought about it?

 > Without smart underscore, I still get a lot of accidental <- when I want _.

 > I watch the students in the lab here learning to use ESS/Emacs and the
 > two most frustrating keyboard things for them are 1) the arrow keys
 > don't work the way the expect and 2) variables with underscores in
 > them are very difficult to type.

 > To anticipate one counter argument, changing the behavior of _ will
 > inconvenience the people who have gotten used to the double _.
 > However, remember that the underscore was a forbidden character (was
 > assignment in S) and most of us who are really old still get a
 > creepy-crawley feeling when we see underscores in variable and
 > function names.  So, if you install smart underscore, you reduce the
 > discomfort by 1/2 by reducing the number of times they have to type
 > underscore.

 > pj

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