[ESS] file name completion again

Jean Eid jeaneid at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 31 18:54:38 CEST 2005

Hi Martin (again)

I just took out all of ess-5.2.6 elements from anywhere on my box. I
installed  ess-5.2.9 (M-x descrive-varible RET ess-version shows
ess-5.2.9). Now it is saying "last thing matched was not a buffer"

So I took out 5.2.9 and installed 5.2.8, I get the same message.

P.S. when envoking xemacs I get an error "Error: ess-site.el:

I have (require 'ess-site) in my init.el

Thank you


On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Martin Maechler wrote:

> Hi Jean,
> >>>>> "Jean" == Jean Eid <jeaneid at chass.utoronto.ca>
> >>>>>     on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:11:39 -0400 writes:
>     Jean> I asked this question a while back and no solution was
>     Jean> given. I installed the new ess package and it is still
>     Jean> not working.
> "new" and then you say it's version 5.2.6 ???
>     Jean> The question deals with file-name completion and
>     Jean> tracking the setwd() to sync the current directory in ESS.
> tracking setwd() is still on our todo list, unfortunately.
> It's not hard, but not trivially easy and somehow we have been
> busy with other stuff.
>     Jean> esc-tab generates an error "wrong type argument: stringp, nil"
> this is a bug I think we've fixed for 5.2.8 :
>      http://ESS.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html#New-Features
> has
>    >    Changes/New Features in 5.2.8:
>    >    * iESS: [Tab] completes *file* names "inside string" as in earlier
>    >      (<= 5.2.3) ESS versions.
>     Jean> The only way around this is I have included the
>     Jean> following key definition
>     Jean> (global-set-key [(shift tab)]  'comint-dynamic-complete-filename)
>     Jean> now shift-tab does the work but I need to resync the
>     Jean> current working directory. Is there a way I can
>     Jean> directly get xemacs to do so.
>     Jean> I am using xemacs 21.4 (patch 17) on a debian machine.
>     Jean> ess version 5.2.6
> 5.2.6 is outdated; please get 5.2.9
> Note however that unless you can *replace* the xemacs version
> of ESS, you may need to carefully remove it; since -- at least
> when I tried a while ago -- the Xemacs version is loaded before
> the user has any chance to tell differently in his ~/.xemacs/init.el
> initialization file.
> Martin

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