[ESS] Problem with C-c Return

Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI) Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au
Mon Feb 21 07:38:05 CET 2005


WinXP was installed on my laptop - so that hasn't changed.

Emacs: I've updated to this release in around the 5th of January, but based
on "M-x version" there was no change (I get the CVS compiled binary from

ESS, I have changed to 5.2.5 when it was released. Interestingly, I
apparently don't use this function as often as I thought. I just went back
and downloaded ess version back to 5.1.24 - all with the same result (which
in light of the next paragraph was rather silly). I'm sure that it's not
worthwhile going back any further.

It then occurred to me that "comint-copy-old-input" is not actually defined
in ess anywhere, but in comint.el. A Google search for
"comint-copy-old-input" reveals as it's first link a patch to comint.el, in
which got replaced by "compint-insert-input" back in June last year. Details
are at


Any thoughts? Emacs bug?



-----Original Message-----
From: A.J. Rossini [mailto:blindglobe at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 21 February 2005 14:59
To: Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI)
Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [ESS] Problem with C-c Return

When did it stop working, and what did you change to make it stop
working (if anything?).

i.e. version of ESS, version of Emacs, version of Windows, etc...?


On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 13:34:13 +1030, Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI)
<Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm running ESS 5.2.5 on WinXP and GNU Emacs
> (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
> I used to be able to use the key combination "C-c Ret" to copy previous
> commands to the prompt, and based on the help info this key combination is
> supposed to call "comint-copy-old-input". However, it appears to be broken
> now as I get the following error
> comint-insert-input must be bound to an event with parameters
> and the current key definition calls "comint-insert-input". Also, using
> menu item "Copy input" results in the following error:
> Symbol's function definition is void: comint-copy-old-input
> Has anyone else experienced this?
> Cheers,
> Andreas
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"Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we can
roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).

A.J. Rossini
blindglobe at gmail.com

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