[ESS] disable console help when "pausing"

Alex Branham @|ex@br@nh@m @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Feb 27 15:37:41 CET 2019

On Tue 26 Feb 2019 at 10:22, clark richards via ESS-help <ess-help using r-project.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I recently updated ESS on Linux Mint, using Emacs 25.3, to melpa
> version 20190217.1421. It had probably been a year (or two) since I
> had last updated ESS through melpa.
> Since the update, I have found that when I am working in an
> interactive session that the default behavior if I "pause" for any
> length of time while typing a function name is to bring up the help
> page for whatever is the first hit of auto-complete on that function
> name right into the R buffer. To get away from it, I have to jump to
> the bottom and hit C-c C-c to get back to a prompt. I find it rather
> annoying, and would prefer the behavior from before the update (sadly
> I don't know what version I was previously running).
> I have dug through the docs, the changelogs, and googled all morning
> but have not been able to find what controls this behavior or how I
> can disable it (but keep the little pop-up windows which I love).
> Currently my .emacs has the following:
> (require 'ess-site)
> (ess-set-style 'RStudio)
> (define-key ess-r-mode-map "_" #'ess-insert-assign)
> (define-key inferior-ess-r-mode-map "_" #'ess-insert-assign)
> and
> (require 'auto-complete)
> (require 'auto-complete-config)
> (ac-config-default)
> Thanks for any help you can offer, and thanks as always to the ESS devs.

auto-complete is semi-unmaintained upstream. I'd try switching to
company (and company-quickhelp) to see if this behavior goes away.


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