[ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Mar 20 10:24:01 CET 2006

>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Kiermeier <Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au>
>>>>>     on Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:51:05 +1030 writes:

    Andreas> Martin, exactly the functionality I'm looking for,
    Andreas> but it doesn't work for me.  Pressing 'h' in a help
    Andreas> buffer does not load any default help topic,
    Andreas> ie. the help topic is always blank.

    Andreas> I'm running:

    Andreas> GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of
    Andreas> 2005-06-27 on NONIQPC ESS: 5.2.10 O/S: Win XP

    Andreas> What can I do to help figure this out?

Can we first be sure about what happens when: 
Here are detailed instructions (please, other "listeners" try them too!):

1) After starting R (M-x R), 
2) inside *R* buffer type
      C-c C-v lm <Enter>
		  you should now be inside a newly created buffer
3) Type
	        = [S]kip to the "[S]ee also" section in the help buffer
	C-n C-n      
		(advance two lines: "the cursor" (the "point" in Emacs-lingo)
		 should now be somewhere on the word 'summary.lm')
4) Type
		(in the minibuffer, you should be prompted with
		"Help on: (default summary.lm) "
		-> the help page for summary.lm opens in yet
		   another new buffer.

- Can you tell exactly where the above differs for you?

- Could you also try with a non-alpha version of Emacs, i.e.  
  Emacs 21.3 or 21.4 ?


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