[ESS] Feature request -- start R automagically

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat May 24 10:53:09 CEST 2008

Salut Vincent, (et al)
>>>>> "VG" == Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca>
>>>>>     on Fri, 23 May 2008 09:03:41 -0400 writes:

    VG> Hi Martin, Le ven. 23 mai à 02:45, Martin Maechler a
    VG> écrit :

    >>>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
    >>>>>>> on Fri, 9 May 2008 17:35:56 +0200 writes:
    >>>>>>> "MR" == Mathieu Ribatet <mathieu.ribatet at epfl.ch> on
    >>>>>>> Thu, 08 May 2008 17:37:32 +0200 writes:
    MR> Dear list, Will it be possible to add the following
    MR> request.  When running emacs with a R script file (or
    MR> any other source
    >> file) and
    MR> trying to C-c C-r a region while no R process is
    MR> running, you
    >> get the
    MR> following message "Process R is not running".
    MR> I think it may be convenient if then ESS propose you to
    >> launch a new R
    MR> process.
    MM> I agree, and I had added this feature already a few
    MM> months ago in a different context (Sweave editing) on
    MM> 2007-05-03 { according to lisp/Changelog }.
    MM> I hope to find time to hack this during the prolonged
    >> Pentecoste
    MM> weekend.
    >> and I did not have time then, but last night.
    >> I've commited a change to ESS' development version which
    >> automatically starts R if - you are editing an S language
    >> buffer [ ess-language is "S" ] which should be the case
    >> for all R source files - if your buffer has no associated
    >> ess process.

    VG> Shouldn't it be "if there is no *running* ess process" ?

well, that's yet another feature request !  :-)
which makes sense, but is not yet implemented.

I'll see if I can implement it "quickly".

    VG> Vincent

    >> Consequently, this feature will be in ESS 5.3.8
    >> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
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