[ESS] Julia in ESS

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Apr 11 09:59:14 CEST 2015

 >>> Stephen Eglen on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:27:33 +0100 wrote:

 > I'm willing to help, as I've been experimenting a bit with Julia of
 > late.

 > Vitalie: re PR 122 on github, were there any issues you had, or shall I
 > start afresh looking through that?

 > https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS/pull/122

That's not an easy issue. We have discussed this before. In order to
merge 122 the core ESS must be modified to work in a standard emacs
way. That is,

  1) Split ess-mode into standalone modes (R-mode, stata-mode,
    julia-mode etc) and make them inherit from ess-mode.
  2) Make interaction functionality a minor mode such that it can  be
    plugged into any of the modes from (2).

There are other ways to merge 122 but it would be called "patching" and
I am not willing to do patching (yet again) because (1) and (2) must be
done anyways.

Now that we have passed 15.03 we can start re-factoring and aim to
complete it by 15.09. If you start looking into it, it would be good to
create a separate branch specifically for this issue.


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