stephen at anc.ed.ac.uk
Tue May 18 16:45:41 CEST 2004
Robin Hankin writes:
> Hello everybody.
> I've just been having problems with comint-input-ring-size. The
> default for this is 32, which
> I find far too small. Two questions
> (1) could we change ess to have a default of 1024?
> (2) This variable cannot be set with M-x set-variable (which reports
> that the variable does not exist).
> I have just found out (thanks Stephen!) that the correct way to do
> this is to put (setq comint-input-ring-size 1024) in my .emacs
> file. This may be obvious to lisp programmers, but
> I needed to ask for help. Could we document this somewhere please?
Just in case others have this problem:
M-x describe-variable RET comint-input-ring-size RET will show the
variable's current value. The documentation string is missing a * at
the beginning of the first line, so it cannot be set with M-x
set-variable. (Compare with the variable comint-buffer-maximum-size
which does have the magic star.) This is an Emacs convention, not
specific to ESS. Any suggestions for what we can add to the manual to
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