[ESS] font colors out of sync in *R* buffer
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat May 2 13:54:32 CEST 2009
On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 04:09, Ron Burns <rrburns at cox.net> wrote:
> Dear all-
> I have a minor problem after updating a bunch of my libraries. When one of
> them loads it seems to spew out an extra " or ' or something that toggles
> the *R* buffer into the "pink" font color mode for quoted text.
(brown for me). Yes, I know the unpleasant experience.
In my case, it is almost always a non-matching back-quote : " ` "
and stems from the old way of "quoting", namely `this' or `that'.
I've recently noticed that even the recommended package "mgcv" has
adopted this atrocity,
This is mgcv 1.5-3 . For overview type `help("mgcv-package")'.
but did not get around to ask Simon (and similar package authors) to
revert to using '...' or then use the R function
sQuote(.) which uses '...' or Unicode back- and forward-quotes that
do *not* mess up the ESS *R* buffer.
> R does not
> think it has mismatched quotes (I tried inputing a " but then of course R
> insists that I match it.) I can't seem to figure out a clean way to reset
> the buffer to it's normal state. Currently I C-x-h (select all) in
> the *R* buffer and then C-w to get rid of everything. While this clears the
> buffer and resets the highlighting it seems to be a bit drastic. Pointers
> to a solution or a sequence of key strokes gratefully accepted!
Well, C-r ` C-d C-x ] would solve the backquote problem..
Regards, Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> R. R. Burns
> Oceanside, CA
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