[ESS] ess-insert-function-outline

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Wed May 2 11:30:52 CEST 2018

After many years of loyal service, ess-insert-function-outline has
stopped working.  I get the message:

Symbol's function definition is void: ess-insert-function-outline

During my recent issue with the R dump function (not an ESS issue as
it turns out) I might have inadvertantly modified something, but only
.emacs and .Rprofile were involved AFAIR and I don't notice anything
when comparing old versions of those files.  It might be a coincidence
that I had been dealing with the buffer created by
ess-dump-object-into-edit-buffer but with nothing else to go on, it appears
slightly more likely to be the source of the problem.

I have the function-outline.S file in $ESS-HOME/etc/ directory where
it has always worked.  What conveys the instructions to 'insert' it?
If I try the same in an Emacs window that has been running for several
weeks, i.e. before I tinkered with .emacs and .Rprofile, it works as
it has always done.  What does that fact tell us?

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