[ESS] ess-mode: Wrong type argument: syntax-table-p, nil
sdl.web at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 12:36:55 CET 2006
Thank you for your help.
Should we also consider renaming 'ess-mode' to something else? It is
quite confusing for beginners in a sense of a major mode. Just some
Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> writes:
> Dear Leon,
> As Tony said below, ess-mode is the wrapper for several functions, so
> the fact that it put the ESS menubar up is just that it got that far
> before the code broke. ess-mode should not be used, and hence I have
> made it non-interactive in the next release. (i.e. you won't be able
> to type M-x ess-mode.) The preferred behaviour is just to use things
> like M-x R-mode if the buffer name is not appropriate (e.g. .R).
> > 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
> > two.
> > > 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?
> > --
> > best,
> > -tony
> > blindglobe at gmail.com
> > Muttenz, Switzerland.
> > "Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we can easily
> > roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).
More information about the ESS-help