[ESS] Adjust R option width to current frame width

Friedrich.Leisch at tuwien.ac.at Friedrich.Leisch at tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jan 20 17:17:06 CET 2006

>>>>> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:57:38 +0100,
>>>>> Martin Maechler (MM) wrote:

  FrL> Martin Mächler asked me to post the following lisp snippet to the list:

  >>> (defun fl-ess-adjust-width ()
  >>> (interactive)
  >>> (ess-execute
  >>> (concat "options(width="
  >>> (number-to-string (frame-width))
  >>> ")") 'buffer))

  > note that ESS already has (almost) this functionality,
  > though in ess-inf.el and with a more generic name.

  >  (defun ess-execute-screen-options ()
  >    "Cause S to set the \"width\" option to 1 less than the frame width.
  >  Also sets the \"length\" option to 99999.
  >  This is a good thing to put in `ess-post-run-hook' --- for the S dialects."
  >    (interactive)
  >    (if (string= ess-language "S")
  >        (ess-eval-linewise (format "options(width=%d,length=99999)"
  > 				  (1- (frame-width))))))

Well, I looked a little bit before I wrote it, but obviously didn't
find it, and reinventing the wheel here was not exactly rocket science

  > it does use frame-width -1' though.

probably a better choice

  >>> (add-hook 'inferior-ess-mode-hook
  >>> (lambda ()
  >>> (define-key inferior-ess-mode-map "\C-cw"
  >>> 'fl-ess-adjust-width)))

  FrL> which sets R option width to the current frame width when pressing C-cw
  FrL> ... I personally don't want that the width changes automatically as in
  FrL> the windows console, hence I never bothered to look whether that is
  FrL> possible.

  > Now that's a good idea and I propose to add the following to the
  >   (defun ess-add-MM-keys )
  > which already was use to set such useful "C-c <letter>" settings

  > which would lead to 

  > (defun ess-add-MM-keys ()
  >   "Define MM's user keys, currently only \\<ess-mode-map>\\[ess-insert-function-outline]."
  >   (interactive)
  >   (require 'ess-mode)
  >   (define-key ess-mode-map "\C-cf" 'ess-insert-function-outline)
  >   (require 'ess-inf)
  >   (define-key inferior-ess-mode-map "\C-cw" 'ess-execute-screen-options)
  >   )

Umm, the emacs manual says

   As a user, you can redefine any key; but it is usually best to
   stick to key sequences that consist of `C-c' followed by a letter.
   These keys are "reserved for users," so they won't conflict with
   any properly designed Emacs extension.

so ESS should use a different binding (same for your "\C-cf").


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