[ESS] More help problems with ESS on Windows

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 28 22:25:44 CET 2009

On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 13:45 -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> I hear R 2.10 is out; maybe I should try an R upgrade.
Help with 2.10 seems to work properly.  However, it is extraordinarily
slow the first time it displays a help page (not just the first
page--all new pages).  I assume that this stems from pages being built
dynamically in the new scheme, but maybe it is my anti-virus program
(which keeps popping up alerts because a program is suspiciously
launching IE).  I did not see much CPU use, which weighs a bit against
the first interpretation.

In addition to the html help window, emacs displays a help window (e.g.
*help[R](install.packages)* with:
Warning message:
In help("install.packages", htmlhelp = TRUE) :
  htmhelp = TRUE is deprecated: use help_type ="html"

(That was a transcription.)

Asking for help on different topics opens up new tabs; asking again for
help does not open a new tab (which is good), nor does it bring the
relevant tab to the front (which would be nice).

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