ess bets mismanages help output?

Martin Maechler maechler at
Thu Mar 18 14:52:10 CET 2004

>>>>> "RMH" == Richard M Heiberger <rmh at>
>>>>>     on Thu, 18 Mar 2004 01:10:14 -0500 writes:

    RMH> Paul Johnson <pauljohn at> writes:
    >>> show the help output in the Emacs window (displacing my R code,
    >>> incidentally!)

    >> Tony writes:
    >> Argh.  Should we add a flag for 5.2.0? 

    RMH> Yes, we need the flag.  But even more, if we are
    RMH> overwriting the mycode.r buffer we have a serious
    RMH> problem that MUST be fixed before the release.

Hey, guys, we have been having a flag for this ``forever'';
but "we" is R, not ESS:

  options(htmlhelp = TRUE)

or did this stop working ?
(for me, help.start() doesn't even work currently with a running
 Mozilla, you see how much I use the 'only true' interface ..).

Martin Maechler <maechler at>
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