[ESS] R + ESS + org - do I gain anything when adding CEDET?

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Mar 24 18:10:57 CET 2015

No semantic parser for R as yet, so CEDET is pretty much useless at this
point. But here is my 2 cents on its usage in general.

To the best of my knowledge CEDET is mostly useful for completion and
for directory/file/var navigation.

The semantic completion engine is usually used as input to completion
back-ends like auto-complete/company/helm. ESS[R] is good enough with
completion at this stage, so semantic completion is really not a big

Directory/file/object navigation in CEDET are "user friendly trees" like
in other IDEs and encourages mouse usage. It feels to me that
"projectile" fills this need much better, but I have never used CEDET
beyond didactic interest.

So to wrap up, ESS should define asap a notion of an R project such that
it can be directly used with stuff like projectile.


 >>> "Sparapani, Rodney" on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:06:28 +0000 wrote:

 > Hi Rainer:
 >> Does the semantic parser work for R (it is not listed on their page [1])?

 > No, I don't think so.  Tony was working on that, but I don't think he
 > ever finished it.  But, beyond that, I have used CEDET for C++.  I hope
 > this does not offend anyone, but it is totally satanic to set up.  And,
 > maybe I don't know how to set it up right, but it wasn't all that helpful.
 > I just use whatever is the default C/C++ mode and that does most of
 > what I want.  My $0.02

 > Rodney

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