[ESS] Command completion (redux)

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jun 11 17:35:15 CEST 2008

hi James,

> Now, however when I type a part of a command or a path and hit <TAB>,
> I get 'Wrong type argument: stringp, nil'. Trying to use the 'old
> school' method of M-<TAB> is even worse, as I get things prepended
> rather than completed (e.g., Swea M-<TAB> gives me  c:/Documents and
> Settings/Jim/My Documents/Analyses/Kaufman/Rutkowski/First set
> 6-9-08/Swea).

I'm not sure I can help directly if it is a windows issue, but sending a
backtrace may help others see why that "wrong type argument" is being
generated.  See following from the ess info :

File: ess.info, Node: Reporting Bugs, Next: Mailing Lists, Prev: Bugs,
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14.2 Reporting Bugs

Please send bug reports, suggestions etc. to
<ESS-bugs at stat.math.ethz.ch>

   The easiest way to do this is within Emacs by typing

   `M-x ess-submit-bug-report'

   This also gives the maintainers valuable information about your
installation which may help us to identify or even fix the bug.

   If Emacs reports an error, backtraces can help us debug the problem.
Type "M-x set-variable RET debug-on-error RET t RET".  Then run the
command that causes the error and you should see a *Backtrace* buffer
containing debug information; send us that buffer.

   Note that comments, suggestions, words of praise and large cash
donations are also more than welcome.


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