[ESS] buffer names

Jack Tanner ihok at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 1 21:58:56 CET 2006

Even if I'm the first to bring it up on the list, I'm probably not the first 
to have the idea. :)

It seems like it shouldn't be a costly feature; there shouldn't be any 
serious performance hit from running a version query just once per buffer, 
and it should help more users than it confuses... Would it break anything if 
buffer names changed? Would ESS have to create a buffer, run R, get the 
version, and then rename the buffer?

>From: "A.J. Rossini" <blindglobe at gmail.com>
>To: Jack Tanner <ihok at hotmail.com>
>CC: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Re: [ESS] buffer names
>Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 21:25:52 +0100
>Hmm -- not without writing some code (i.e. similar to how we deal with
>either multiple or non-multiple version data).  Then we'd have   R
>2.2.1:1, R 2.2.1:2, etc...
>It's not a FAQ, you might be the first person I know who has requested
>this on this mailing list.
>On 2/1/06, Jack Tanner <ihok at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > This seems like it would a FAQ, but I couldn't find an asnwer in either 
> > manual or on the mailing list: I'm running two instances of R under ESS, 
> > the buffers are helpfully named *R* and *R:2*. In addition, the two
> > instances are different R versions (2.1.1 and 2.2.1, in my case). Is 
> > any way I can get ESS to automatically name the buffer something like *R
> > 2.2.1* and *R 2.1.1* instead? After all, ESS knows that the R processes 
> > from different binaries...
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
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