[ESS] Is html help configurable now?

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 5 10:51:47 CEST 2009

> And as said, I think we (ESS core) should change this ASAP,
> not the least because the upcoming R version 2.10.0 comes with
> it's own little https server and builds html pages on the fly...

hi Martin, 

if it is relevant, could you or someone else on Rcore say something more
about this feature -- is R moving towards building help pages on the
fly?  If so, will ESS get 'left behind' if the dynamic help pages are
rendered only in html, and we don't have a way of reading them?  Or is
this building of html pages for other purposes?

(I've recently started using w3m under Emacs, and it is great for
limited browsing, so I could investigate getting ESS and w3m to


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