[ESS] file name completion again
david.r.whiting at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 22:57:58 CEST 2005
Hmmmm, ok. I reinstalled xemacs and got ESS out of the subversion
repository. I then started xemacs with:
xemacs --vanilla &
and in the *scratch* buffer I loaded ess-site.el. No problems. I then started R:
and selected a working directory that has a subdirectory with an R
data file. In ESS/R I then did:
and pressed tab to complete the file name and got the "last thing
matched was not a buffer" message.
Oooooh, this is interesting . . . xemacs has a right mouse menu (you
learn something new every day). OK, with the pop-up menu if I click on
"Complete -> Complete File name" it works okay. So, the response is
different depending on whether I use TAB or the mouse. Does that
When I installed xemacs I just selected xemacs and let synaptic choose
what else to install. It installed:
system i686, linux-gnu
ESS from subversion so it should be the same as what you have? I
installed ESS in ~/tmp/ess.
OS: Ubuntu 5.04
Anything else we can compare?
On 31/08/05, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> >>>>> "david" == david whiting <david.r.whiting at gmail.com>
> >>>>> on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 19:05:45 +0100 writes:
> david> On 31/08/05, Martin Maechler
> david> <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote: [...]
> >> That "last thing matched was not a buffer" sounds pretty
> >> nasty, but I've never seen it. It must be
> >> Xemacs-specific somehow.
> >> Any Xemacs users who can help ??
> david> I can confirm the behaviour. I have just installed
> david> xemacs (version 21.4 patch 17 on ubuntu 5.04),
> david> checked ess out of subversion and got the same
> david> message.
> david> As to what it means . . . sorry I can't help. I'm
> david> going back to real emacs :)
> Thank you, David.
> Still, I've now also installed xemacs21 on my ubuntu system at
> home, and while it gives strange startup messages and warnings,
> ess 5.2.9 seems to work quite nicely.
> Both with my usual (non trivial) initializations (.emacs or .xemacs/init.el)
> and used as
> xemacs --vanilla
> and then in the *scratch* buffer
> (load "..../ess/lisp/ess-site")
> and everything worked (M-x R ; editing *.R files ..)
> as long as I tried (not too long).
> Now what is the difference between your setup and mine?
> Have you tried xemacs --vanilla + manual loading of ess-site ?
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