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

Lionel Henry ||one|@hry @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jul 11 21:16:36 CEST 2016

Personally I think we shouldn't attempt to fontify outputs.
There is no consistent way to do it. RStudio doesn't fontify
output either.


> On 11 juil. 2016, at 13:49, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit using gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> tables.
> 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.
> Vitalie
>>> 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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