[ESS] Interactive SAS mode hangs

Erin Jonaitis jon@|t|@ @end|ng |rom |@tr|-w|@org
Wed Sep 30 20:48:11 CEST 2015

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! But selfishly I am glad there is finally a rabbit at the bottom of this hole.

I've subscribed to the page on Github and will be excited for news of a fix, when someone in the community is able to contribute one. (Lisp is well outside my toolbox, so that someone will not be me, alas.) I know (or suspect anyway) that developing FOS software is often something done in one's spare time, and I appreciate the time you've already sunk into this problem.

In the meantime, we will use a workaround. If the workaround stops sufficing before there is a fix, would you expect 14.09 to be stable on RedHat 7 and Emacs 24.3.1? I don't have a clear sense of either release dates or how these pieces interact.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sparapani, Rodney" <rsparapa using mcw.edu>
To: jonaitis using fstrf-wi.org
Cc: "ess-help" <ess-help using stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:20:03 PM
Subject: Re: Interactive SAS mode hangs

> I'm submitting with 'Eval paragraph & step', C-c C-p. I place my cursor at the start of the paragraph and hit
> C-c C-p, and it hangs; it also hangs if I highlight the paragraph first. I've also tried with <C-Return> as
> you suggest, as well as menu commands "Eval region | func | para" (C-M-x) and "Eval region | func | para &
> step" (C-c C-c). Hangs every time. The one exception is that if I don't highlight the region, <C-Return>
> will successfully run one line and then allow me to run another, instead of hanging. So I guess that's
> information. Basically it seems incapable of reading more than one line at a time, for whatever reason.

Unfortunately, I can reproduce that with M-x SAS: only one line at a
time works.  But that is definitely a bug since with 
M-x ess-sas-interactive I can submit regions, paragraphs, etc.  So I
made a bug report https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS/issues/249

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