[ESS] ess-mode: Wrong type argument: syntax-table-p, nil

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:26:38 CET 2006

ess-mode is a universal initializer for R-mode, S-mode, Stata-mode,
XLispStat mode, etc.    Without proper variables being set, it's
useless by itself.

Stephen had proposed making it a non-interactive function, which would
probably be a good idea.  It should be fixed in the next release or

On 2/24/06, Leon <sdl.web at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> writes:
> >  > > Thanks - what command did you run to generate this backtrace?
> >  > Turn the debug on and M-x ess-mode.
> >
> > Ah, that might be the problem.  I'm not sure M-x ess-mode is defined
> > to turn on a particular mode.  e.g. if you want the current buffer to
> > be R mode, you should do M-x R-mode  (and of course if the buffer
> > filename has suffix .R or .r it should do this automatically).
> >
> > What buffer were you currently in and what did you expect to happen/
> >
> > Thanks, stephen
> >
> I see your point. I'm configuring the installation so that other users
> can readily run ess. I found it strange because although 'M-x
> ess-mode' gives error, the 'ess' menu is properly installed. I can
> start the R process from it. This makes me question is it nessary to
> produce such an error?
> Thanks.
> --
> Leon
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