[ESS] Is html help configurable now?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Oct 6 09:40:28 CEST 2009

>>>>> "GM" == Georg Mainik <gmainik at stochastik.uni-freiburg.de>
>>>>>     on Mon, 05 Oct 2009 23:18:28 +0200 writes:

    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

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

Definitely!  I entirely agree.

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

    GM> Many thanks
    GM> Georg

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