[ESS] ambiguous help pages
Kasper Daniel Hansen
kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 15:42:11 CET 2012
This is awesome to hear. This issue has been a major source of
irritation over the last couple of years.
Thanks a lot for working on this.
On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Murat Tasan <mmuurr at gmail.com> wrote:
> awesome... just svn-ed to the dev version, and the C-c C-v fix works great.
> thanks much!
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Murat,
>> I am also using menu.graphics = FALSE and indeed, on multiple help
>> locations I am experiencing a freeze, as you do.
>> The good news is that this issue was fixed in ESS-dev. C-c C-v (or newer
>> C-c C-d C-d) will pop an IDO menu of possible locations. Unfortunately
>> it doesn't work for ?foo as yet.
>> BTW: ess-apropos are now on C-c C-d C-a. And other, doc related, commands
>> are also on C-c C-d (ess-doc-map).
>> >> Murat Tasan <mmuurr at gmail.com>
>> >> on Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:34:19 -0500 wrote:
>> > hi all - i tried searching for any existing solution, but found none,
>> > here goes...
>> > i'm running emacs in terminal-only mode (i.e. no X11), and have
>> > menu.graphics to FALSE to prevent any confusion.
>> > when looking for a help page that is package-ambiguous, i've been
>> > into prompt problems:
>> > imagine there are multiple help pages for "mapply" (if you install
>> > BiocGenerics, this is indeed the case):
>> >> ?mapply
>> > emacs freezes.
>> > i can un-freeze with a quick C-g, and a buffer search shows that a
>> > page was indeed created in a new buffer, but the buffer was never
>> pushed to
>> > the current emacs display (i.e. never shown in any existing or new
>> > window), so control was never given to this buffer.
>> > problem is, even if control is manually given, this buffer only shows
>> > menu option to disambiguate the two "mapply" help pages... but there's
>> > prompt or keyboard input reading in this menu buffer, so to select the
>> > option, i have to switch back over to the existing *R* buffer.
>> > at this point, i can select from the menu option, but if i do select
>> > version of the help page, that page is now scrolled in the *R* buffer,
>> > rather than being displayed in the standard *help* buffer.
>> > the same problem exists with the C-c C-v method of selecting help
>> > the only way around this behavior i've seen so far is as so:
>> > (1) C-c h --> help-apropos
>> > (2) search for "mapply"
>> > (3) get the long apropos hit page in a new buffer
>> > (4) cursor/scroll down to the appropriate entry (this list could be
>> > large, however)
>> > (5) selecting that entry properly opens the chosen help page in a
>> > buffer.
>> > i'm guessing others have experienced the same issue (especially anyone
>> > using Bioconductor packages)... any tips on how to get around this
>> > annoyance?
>> > cheers,
>> > -m
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