[ESS] How to assign function key

Patrick Connolly p_conno||y @end|ng |rom @||ng@hot@co@nz
Wed Feb 3 21:40:08 CET 2016

On Wed, 03-Feb-2016 at 11:30AM +0100, Martin Maechler wrote:

|> >>>>> Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit using gmail.com>
|> >>>>>     on Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:21:03 +0100 writes:
|>     >> (global-set-key [f7] 'comint-kill-output) or (define-key
|>     >> ess-mode-map [f7] 'ess-comint-kill-output)
|>     >> They would understand why I get a message that F7 is null
|>     >> or undefined.
|>     > Works for me. Is it F7 or f7 that caused your problem?
|> also forks for me; even when running emacs as  'emacs -nw'.
|> So something must be strange in your emacs setup.

So there's nothing wrong with my syntax, just something else
incompatible?  Is one method preferable to the other?

|> Maybe you do this in the *scratch* buffer  (using  C-x C-e )
|> and send that plus possibly the relevant message(s) from the *Messages*
|> buffer.

Defining f7 as (global-set-key [f7] 'comint-kill-output) and pressing
the F7 key while in the *R* buffer, the Message buffer lists:

Symbol's function definition is void: comint-kill-output

That same message appears at the bottom of the Emacs window.

Defining f7 as (define-key ess-mode-map [f7] 'ess-comint-kill-output)
and pressing the F7 key while in the *R* buffer, the Message buffer
lists nothing though "<f7> is undefined" appears at the bottom of the

I didn't follow how to use C-x C-e in the *scratch* buffer so I can't
provide that output.  My bad.

Thanks for the feedback.

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