[ESS] no syntax highlighting/colors for text between quotes in iESS

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jul 11 13:49:48 CEST 2016

Thanks for reporting this. This issue is currently not decided and the behavior
that you see is an unintentional spillover of some recent re-factoring of syntax

The problem is that, on the one hand, the quotes highlighting notoriously
misbehaves in inferior buffers and fixing that with "standard tools" would
impact the output speed too much. On the other hand it's indeed uncomfortable to
see different highlighting of basic constructs. So, I guess, misbehaving string
font lock is better than no font lock.

I have reverted to the previous behavior now.


>> On Sat, Jul 09 2016 02:21, Ramon Diaz-Uriarte wrote:

> Dear All,

> Since my last update of ESS (ess-version: 16.04 [elpa: 20160703.731] but
> also ESS from git from a few minutes ago: ess-version: 16.04 [git:
> eae9e8fc9d8aa02c5831eb357969e66caa8c1e39]) in the iESS buffer text between
> quotes is no longer colored. It is in the ESS buffer, though.

> If instead of using the above version I use the 16.04 from the tar.gz from
> http://ess.r-project.org/index.php?Section=download (ess-version: 16.04
> [Released git: cccb9481389b]) I get back the usual (for me) behavior of
> having text within quotes with distinct syntax coloring in both the iESS
> and ESS buffers.

> I can reproduce the above by using ess-site from either one or another
> version.

> Is this intended? Is there any way to bring back the old behavior?

> Best,

> R.

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