[ESS] hitting return won't move the cursor down

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Mar 19 19:07:02 CET 2005

>>>>> "RoSp" == rodney sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
>>>>>     on Sat, 19 Mar 2005 09:00:04 -0600 writes:

    >>> (M-x emacs-version) XEmacs 21.4 (patch15) "Security
    >>> Trough Obscurity" [Lucid} (powerpc-apple-darwin7.4.0) of
    >>> Fri Jul 16 2004
    >>  Thanks Tiago; this is very helpful.
    >> You've found a bug in the newly introduced defun
    >> ess-do-autofill, clearly from the backtrace.  The
    >> variable enable-multibyte-characters exists in Emacs but
    >> not XEmacs.  I am copying this to Kurt, author of
    >> ess-do-autofill to see if he can pursue this on XEmacs.

"ess-do-auto-fill" to be exact...
I would want at least a workaround --- e.g. along the suggestion
from Rodney below --- ASAP and consider a bug release if needed.

    >> Yet another case where Emacs v XEmacs bites us...


    >> Stephen

    RoSp> Tiago:

    RoSp> Actually, I did test it on XEmacs, but it was probably
    RoSp> 21.4.17.  So, upgrading should fix your problem.
    RoSp> Otherwise, you might be able to do something like this
    RoSp> before you M-x R:

    RoSp> (setq enable-multibyte-characters nil)

Thank you, Rodney.

I have on old Xemacs (21.4.13) on my notebook, and I see that
there's no variable  enable-multibyte-characters   defined there.
However, I cannot produce the problem Tiago mentioned --- I
would want to in order that I can test a fix.

Tiago, can you give detailed instruction (what do you type in
which buffer in which order ...)  on how to produce the bug?


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