[ESS] Is html help configurable now?

Georg Mainik gmainik at stochastik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Oct 5 23:18:28 CEST 2009

>     StEgl> (I've recently started using w3m under Emacs, and it
>     StEgl> is great for limited browsing, so I could investigate
>     StEgl> getting ESS and w3m to co-operate.)
> ideally, by using an emacs html renderer, we'd get the best of
> both worlds: 
>    - Fast emacs-like help buffer navigation
>    - send R example code from the help buffer to *R*
>    - hyperlinks between help pages (and "to outside URSs")
>       working nicely

Whatever the solution will be, it would be nice to have a config
parameter deactivating the redirection of help pages into an emacs buffer.

Giving R courses for beginners, I observe that most students are rather
familiar with web browsers than with the emacs editor.

Many thanks


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