[ESS] file completion anyone has it working? - yes

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Feb 3 09:46:08 CET 2005

>>>>> "Sebastian" == Sebastian Luque <sluque at mun.ca>
>>>>>     on Wed, 02 Feb 2005 22:16:38 -0600 writes:

    Sebastian> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:55:45 -0500, Jean Eid
    Sebastian> <jeaneid at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote: [...]

    JeanE> i.e does esc-tab , or tab after quotes work for anyone??

    Sebastian> I recently upgraded to ess 5.2.5 and noticed that
    Sebastian> object name completion slowed down considerably
    Sebastian> (compared to 5.2.3, my previous version) 

for R or S-plus ?
For S-plus, it had to be slowed to in order to work (before, it
only *seemed* to work, but the list of object names often was
very incomplete.
The  milliseconds spent "sleep"ing when the completion list is
computed for S-plus shouldn't be spent at all when using R.

    Sebastian> and file name completion is not working for me
    Sebastian> either on GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-pc-linux-gnu, X
    Sebastian> toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2004-10-16 on
    Sebastian> raven, modified by Debian.

can you be more specific?

E.g. in a *R*  buffer, for me {with Liunx; same GNU emacs},

  - object name completion works on [Tab]   whereas
  - file   name completion works on M-[Tab] always,
    and also works on [Tab] in obvious situtations, e.g., 
    when trying to complete "/usr/" or "/home/"

in a *.R buffer,

  - [Tab]     is for indentation
  - M-[Tab]   is for file name completion 
	       {as in *R* --> use M-[Tab] for file names "always"}
  - C-c [Tab] is for object name completion

in the mini buffer, it depends on the context, 
[Tab] should always be used for the obvious.
(e.g. object name completion after  
C-c C-v (help) or C-c C-d (dump object)


Jean also mentioned file name completion  ``after quotes''.
Eehhm, ... I hadn't known about this at all and never made use
of this.  So I assume this did work in older versions of ESS?
[ Was it *documented* to work anywhere? ]


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