[ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI) Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au
Mon Mar 20 23:54:09 CET 2006


two things for me (I guess they are the same as for several others):

1) ss does nothing, in fact, I get a message saying that "s s is undefined".

2) If I move down manually to summary.lm and press h I get the message "Help on:"

For the follow up questions I have (similar to Frede):

1) 'C-h v major-mode <Enter>' gives

major-mode's value is ess-help-mode
Local in buffer *help[R](lm)*; global value is fundamental-mode
Automatically becomes buffer-local when set in any fashion.

Symbol for current buffer's major mode.

Defined in `C source code'.

2) 's C-h' gives
Major Mode Bindings Starting With s:
key             binding
---             -------

s <		beginning-of-buffer
s >		end-of-buffer
s ?		ess-describe-sec-map

Global Bindings Starting With s:
key             binding
---             -------



-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
Sent: Monday, 20 March 2006 19:54
To: Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI)
Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

>>>>> "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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