[ESS] Issue with error/warning messages in Emacs.app
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Jan 19 23:05:50 CET 2009
Vincent Goulet wrote:
> Le ven. 16 janv. à 14:00, Rodney Sparapani a écrit :
>> Vincent Goulet wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Tired of deactivating many "features" of Aquamacs (an OS X-ified
>>> version of Emacs), I decided to build my own distribution of Emacs
>>> for OS X along the same lines as my Windows distribution. It is based
>>> on Emacs.app, with the addition of ESS, AUCTeX and Aspell. See
>>> for details and if you want to become some sort of a beta tester.
>>> Anyway, the point of my message was not to make an announcement, but
>>> rather to report a problem. In an iESS buffer, error and warning
>>> messages are somewhat garbled. For example:
>>> > 1:12 + 1:5
>>>  2 4 6 8 10 7 9 11 13 15 12 14
>>> [1mWarning message:
>>> [0m[1mIn 1:12 + 1:5 :
>>> la taille d'un objet plus long n'est pas multiple de la taille d'un
>>> objet plus court
>>> What can be the cause of the problem? A misconfiguration on my part?
>>> Emacs? ESS?
>>> Thanks in advance for any clue.
>>> Emacs is: GNU Emacs 188.8.131.52 (i386-apple-darwin9.6.0, NS
>>> apple-appkit-949.43) compiled by myself based on the CVS version of
>>> ESS is 5.3.10
>>> > sessionInfo()
>>> R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22)
>>> attached base packages:
>>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>> Hi Vincent:
>> Very interesting! I'll have to check it out. What is your TERM set to?
> M-x getenv RET TERM RET gives "dumb". Doesn't look too good, heh?
> OTOH, in R,
> > Sys.getenv("TERM")
> I confess I'm somewhat lost, here. What would be a good value? How do we
> set the TERM?
And now, back to your question. I'm not sure what is good for
TERM, but I use kermit and, therefore, I use vt100 for everything.
For a brief discussion of setting environment variables in an
Aqua/Application-aware manner see
That discussion is about PATH, but hopefully you get the idea;
if you really care about PATH, like I do, then you might be
interested in the following
And other bug fixes that I've noted over the years in Emacs.app
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