[ESS] Suggestion for lazy help

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sun Mar 13 22:11:59 CET 2005

>>>>> "PaCo" == Patrick Connolly <p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz>
>>>>>     on Mon, 14 Mar 2005 09:12:47 +1300 writes:

    PaCo> On Fri, 11-Mar-2005 at 09:30AM -0500, Richard
    PaCo> M. Heiberger wrote: |> I think C-c C-v should suggest
    PaCo> something.  It doesn't work for me either.  |> |> I
    PaCo> would be happy if it recognized the highlighted word
    PaCo> or words.

    PaCo> How come it works for me?  Is the difference between
    PaCo> Emacs and Xemacs or Windows and Linux or R and S-plus?

AFAIR, it has worked for me both in R and S-plus 
for Linux and GNU emacs --- "forever"

BTW, if you are in a *help(.)[....]* buffer,
you can use "h" instead of C-h C-v --- and of course it works
there too ---  as long as the thing you are pointing to is a
valid *object* (since it currently uses the "name completion data base").
Which fine for most things in R (and S-plus IIRC), but not all,
e.g. it fails for 'Arithmetic', e.g., even though
help(Arithmetic) is perfectly valid.


    PaCo> ess-5.2.4

    PaCo> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu arch i686 os linux-gnu
    PaCo> system i686, linux-gnu status major 2 minor 0.1 year
    PaCo> 2004 month 11 day 15 language R

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