[ESS] help.search & co.
Daniel Sabanés Bové
daniel.sabanesbove at campus.lmu.de
Sun May 11 17:20:17 CEST 2008
---- feature suggestions:
Today I discovered the very comfortable function
(C-c C-v). Then I looked for a similar function to search the R help using
help.search("object"), which I use quite frequently and which requires
typing than e.g. ?object.
As I didn't find it, I hacked my own
is just a modification of the already implemented one:
I replaced the hb-name and the curr-help-command appropriately, and it
seems to work.
It is convenient, because this way the search results go into an
and the findings can be jumped to by typing "h" etc.
My suggestion: Could this be included in ESS by default?
To reduce redundancy, there could be a helper function (e.g.
much like the current "ess-display-help-on-object", which can then be used
to implement "ess-display-help-on-object",
"ess-display-apropos-on-object" etc. As far as I can see, this would
setting up parameters for the "help" text, the hb-name and the help-command.
The function "ess-help-bogus-buffer-p" could receive additional lines like
(progn (goto-char PM) ;; S version 3 ; R :
(re-search-forward "No help files found" nr-first t))
Btw: Why is "ess-help-kill-bogus-buffers" set to nil by default? I'm now
using ESS for two years, and I only today found this extremely nice option!
Is there really anybody wishing a buffer which is to be killed manually
in the next
My help.search always produces at the end of the search list a
In writeLines(c(strwrap(paste("Help files with", fields, "matching", :
ungültige Zeichenkette in Konvertierung der Ausgabe
(invalid character sequence in output conversion)
Has anybody else this problem?
Thank you and regards,
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