[ESS] Is html help configurable now?

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Oct 5 16:53:04 CEST 2009

Stephen Eglen wrote:

> 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
> co-operate.)
> Stephen

Hi Stephen:

FWIW I've pretty much given up on w3m.  Instead I use ffap:

(require 'ffap)
(global-set-key [button3] 'find-file-at-point)
(setq browse-url-mozilla-program "firefox")


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