[ESS] Yet another indentation question: indentation after parenthese

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 18:15:21 CET 2011

Mathieu Basille <basille at ase-research.org> writes:

> Dear Vitalie,
> This is brilliant! I just tested it on simple or more complex lines of
> code, and it works perfectly and smoothly! I don't know yet what are the
> limits or drawbacks of this function, but I really think I will use it a
> lot on functions I write! And it works beautifully in both R and Rnw files,
> as long as a R process is associated with the buffer. By the way, on my
> system, 'indent-region' is bound to 'C-M-\' (not 'C-M-/').

Sure, I was confused, it's C-M-\ .

> One last questions, would it be possible to have the function actually
> launch R if no process is available?

Yap, here it is:

(defun ess-indent-region-as-R-function (beg end)
  (let ((string (replace-regexp-in-string
		 "\"" "\\\\\\&"
		 (replace-regexp-in-string ;; how to avoid this double matching?
		  "\\\\\"" "\\\\\\&" (buffer-substring-no-properties beg end))))
	(buf (get-buffer-create "*ess-command-output*")))
    (ess-force-buffer-current "Process to load into:")
    (ess-command (format "local({oo<-options(keep.source=FALSE);
options(oo)})\n"  string) buf)
    (with-current-buffer buf
      (goto-char (point-max))
      ;; (skip-chars-backward "\n")
      (let ((end (point)))
	(goto-char (point-min))
	(goto-char (1+ (point-at-eol)))
	(setq string (buffer-substring-no-properties (point) end))
  (delete-region beg end)
  (insert string)


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