[ESS] function syntax help

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Oct 11 11:00:22 CEST 2007

>>>>> "FAT" == Frede Aakmann Tøgersen <FredeA.Togersen at agrsci.dk>
>>>>>     on Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:37:50 +0200 writes:

    FAT> See the answer by Stephen Eglen to a similar question:
    FAT> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/ess-help/2007-August/004274.html


- you can always look in the *Messages* buffer {but that's not
  what you want here}

- if you use the current default where "(" triggers the function
  argument "show", you can do something like

  (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook
	       (define-key ess-mode-map '[f1] 'ess-r-args-show)))

  which makes [F1] show the function arguments {of the "current function"}.

 Unfortunately, I think [F1] is not something an Emacs mode like
 ESS is ``allowed'' to just redefine locally.

 Or is it, Stephen?   
 Do we have alternative unused (in ess-mode) "keys" that we
 could use?
- - - - 
The longer term approach is the one Stephen mentioned above:
    "ess-eldoc" which requires Emacs >= 22 
    		(and may not work in Xemacs at all ??) 


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    >> Ross Darnell Sendt: 11. oktober 2007 01:55 Til:
    >> ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch Emne: [ESS] function syntax
    >> help
    >> I notice the useful function syntax help in the
    >> minibuffer window for R.
    >> Sorry I don't have the technical term for this feature.
    >> How can I ask ESS to display this as long as the function
    >> is incomplete?  It disappears a little quickly for my
    >> mind to digest.
    >> Thanks
    >> Ross Darnell
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