BUG in S-Plus 6 for Windows (was Re: ESS with S-PLUS 6 for Windows)
rmh at surfer.sbm.temple.edu
Tue Aug 7 21:45:58 CEST 2001
It looks like to me like you found a bug in S-Plus 6.
I am copying this message with my analysis to betazone at insightful.com.
The bug is the following.
When you run Sqpe+6 inside an emacs shell buffer, either bash or msdos,
Sqpe+6 does not respond correctly to the command
What it does,
it sets the option options()$interactive to T
it changes the report from interactive() to T
What it doesn't do
it doesn't behave interactively, specifically it doesn't issue the
"> " prompt at the beginning of a new line.
The Sqpe+6 does behave correctly inside a standalone bash window. It
comes up by default with interactive() as T. It doesn't have the option
set though, it reports
which I think is an error (although a minor one).
This is a shift in behavior that Insightful introduced between Sqpe+4
and Sqpe+6. Sqpe+4 behaved correctly when given the
I don't yet have an idea on how to respond to this bug from within
emacs and ESS. I will continue to think about it and would also appreciate
A secondary issue is that ESS 5.1.16 is very out of date. The current
release is 5.1.18 and it is out of date. The new release 5.1.19 (any
day now, which I hope means next week, in time for the Fall semester)
has S+6 builtin, including the distinctions in behavior between S+6
for Unix and S+6 for Windows. Until 5.1.19 is released the best way to
use S-Plus 6 for Windows is to set the emacs variables
to point to your Sqpe+6 locations.
In 5.1.19 we do that for you and distinguish between Sqpe+4 and Sqpe+6.
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