[ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 23 14:40:03 CET 2006

Thanks a lot, Tom,
for your analysis.

We will fix this problem for releasing ESS 5.2.13 -- shortly I

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Short <tshort at eprisolutions.com>
>>>>>     on Thu, 23 Mar 2006 12:52:31 +0000 (UTC) writes:

    Tom> Tom Short <tshort <at> eprisolutions.com> writes:
    >>  Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI <Kiermeier.Andreas
    >> <at> saugov.sa.gov.au> writes:
    >> > 
    >> > Martin,
    >> > 
    >> > I haven't gone to the length that Frede has, but I can
    >> confirm that I only > have one version of ESS installed
    >> on > the system - nothing came with Emacs & the version I
    >> got I've installed > myself.
    >> > 
    >> > In general what I have done is:
    >> > 
    >> > 1) Installed (unzipped) ess into my emacs/site-lisp
    >> folder.  > 2) renamed the folder "ess-5.2.10" to "ess"
    >> (which saves me having to change my init file for every
    >> new > version of ess.  > 3) Byte complied all the .el
    >> files in the lisp subfolder.
    >> > 
    >> > 4) The following is in my init file, most of these come
    >> either from the info file or through the list.  I have no
    >> > further modifications through Emacs customization.
    >> > 
    >> > Cheers,
    >> > 
    >> > Andreas
    >> I get the same symptoms as Andreas and Frede. Typing "h"
    >> within a help buffer brings up a help prompt but doesn't
    >> provide a default. This is true even if I strip
    >> everything out of my .emacs but the following line:
    >> (load "c:/e/home/site-lisp/ess-5.2.12/lisp/ess-site")
    >> Here are my system details:
    >> Win XP GNU Emacs 21.2.1 ESS 21.5.12

    Tom> Under windows, the function that displays help gets
    Tom> redefined in ess-iw32.el. In that version, there is no
    Tom> provision for displaying a default for the help file
    Tom> (normally the word at point). I don't know lisp well
    Tom> enough to know how to fix it. For my installation, it
    Tom> worked simply to redefine the
    Tom> ess-display-help-on-object function back to its
    Tom> original (a copy was made in ess-iw32.el). So, after
    Tom> adding the following to my .emacs, I now get a default
    Tom> when launching help:)

    Tom> (fset 'ess-display-help-on-object (symbol-function
    Tom> 'ess-display-help-on-object-original))

    Tom> - Tom

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