[ESS] ess-insert-function-outline

Patrick Connolly p_conno||y @end|ng |rom @||ng@hot@co@nz
Thu May 3 10:54:13 CEST 2018

G'day Alex,

On Wed, 02-May-2018 at 09:19AM -0500, Alex Branham wrote:


|> It looks like ess-insert-function-outline was retired to the old/
|> directory, so it isn't defined in newer ESS versions. 

What could be the thinking behind that?  The outline file is still
there in the etc/ directory, so I never would have imagined dumping
ess-insert-function-outline into the old/ directory.

|> I'm guessing you updated ESS while tinkering with .emacs/.Rprofile?

Good guess.

|> I never used it myself, but it looks like it's supposed to insert a
|> function skeleton? If that's the case, there are a few replacements you
|> can use, including the builtin skeleton.el or yasnippet, available on
|> ELPA.

How do I use that?  There's /usr/share/emacs/24.3/lisp/skeleton.elc
that I could copy to the lisp/ directory or make a link from there to
it.  Would that make sense?

If not, I'll just stick with an older version that works fine.
There's nothing new that makes it worth forgoing the function

Thanks for your help.

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