[ESS] keybinding for (ess-eval-paragraph) and more

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Mar 17 11:49:18 CET 2006

>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Bolser <dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:20:55 +0000 writes:

    Dan> I thought I would post this code in the case that anyone finds it 
    Dan> useful, or can offer some improvements. I use sql-mode all the time, so 
    Dan> I find this function 'missing' from ess...

    Dan> (defun ess-eval-paragraph ()
    Dan>   (interactive)
    Dan>   (mark-paragraph)
    Dan>   (call-interactively  'ess-eval-region)
    Dan>   ;;(with-current-buffer "*R*" (end-of-buffer))
    Dan>   ;;(save-excursion (ess-switch-to-end-of-ESS))
    Dan>   (end-of-buffer-other-window 0)
    Dan>   (forward-paragraph)
    Dan>   )

Hmm,  ess-inf.el has been containing -- for about 10.5 years it


;; This is from	 Mary Lindstrom <lindstro at Biostat.Wisc.Edu>
;; 31 Aug 1995 14:11:43		To: S-mode at stat.math.ethz.ch
(defun ess-eval-paragraph (vis)
  "Send the current paragraph to the inferior ESS process.
Prefix arg VIS toggles visibility of ess-code as for `ess-eval-region'."
  (interactive "P")
  (ess-force-buffer-current "Process to load into: ")
    (let ((end (point)))
      (ess-eval-region (point) end vis "Eval paragraph"))))


but it is not (yet) bound to any key inside ESS,

as you propose here :

    Dan> (global-set-key (kbd "C-c C-c") 'ess-eval-paragraph)

Since I just see that  C-c C-c  is indeed unbound
in the *.R buffers,  we could adopt your proposed key binding

What do others think about the proposed keybinding?

I could envisage an even smarter thing:

Bind C-c C-c to  ess-eval-paragraph-or-function
which does not yet exist, but which would

  - see if we are inside of a function definition;
  - if yes, call ess-eval-function
  - if  no, call ess-eval-paragraph

What do people think about this?

Martin <Maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>  http://stat.ethz.ch/people/maechler
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