problems with transcript files

Jarrett Jay Barber jjbarber at
Mon May 7 22:12:46 CEST 2001


I'm using ESS 5.0 on s sun sparc10 OS 5.6 with splus 3.4.  Today, I
thought I'd learn about transcript files (*.St) to help me better organize
my splus sessions.  My intention is to have a record of my daily splus
sessions that I can write comments to, edit, submit commands to the S+
process, etc.  I don't necesarily want to edit the previous days' record
(sort of defeats the purpose of a daily record), but I do want to continue
to use the same file for a period of time with the flexibility to edit the
current session's transcript with comments, etc.  This is what my
impression of a transcript file is for.

Okay, so I put (seq ess-ask-about-transfile t) in my .emacs file and start
up ESS.  Whether I give the name of an existing .St file or an new .St
file I get the message

Buffer is read-only: #<buffer new2.St>

and I cannot type anything (because the buffer is read-only).  And, I
can't seem to get to my S+ process.  What am I doing wrong?  Any



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