John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Sun May 16 17:24:16 CEST 2004

Dear Richard,

When I have a chance, I'll rewrite my introductory document and
initialization file so that the scratch buffer isn't by default put in R
mode. It sounds as if there's another problem here, however.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard M. Heiberger [mailto:rmh at temple.edu] 
> Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 5:06 PM
> To: Sebastian Luque; ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch; John Fox
> Subject: Re: XEmacs+ESS+R
> Two relevant changes were made in ESS 5.2.0.  (The XEmacs 
> number ESS 1.07 corresponds, I think, to ESS 5.1.21.  The 
> XEmacs numbering scheme counts from when they started 
> including ESS, not to what we call it.)
> The principal change is that the *R* buffer now appears in 
> its own frame.
> (Of course, you can turn that off if you want to.)
> The second difference is due to a mismatch between Dr Fox's 
> recommendations and those of the ESS core group.  The emacs 
> standard is that the *scratch* buffer is in 
> lisp-interaction-mode, not in R-mode.  We recently asked Dr. 
> Fox to change his recommendations to conform to that standard.
> We recommend that you open a file in R-mode, for example,
>   C-x C-f myfile.r
> and then work in exactly the same manner that you used to 
> work.  The difference is that myfile.r is a real file, not 
> just a buffer.  You will be prompted to save it when you quit Emacs.

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