[ESS] GNU Emacs, ESS and point

Ali Tofigh alix.tofigh at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 23:35:48 CEST 2012

you could try

M-x clone-indirect-buffer-other-window

for me it is bound to C-x 4 c. this clones the buffer preserving the
major modes etc.


On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On 07/18/2012 10:57 AM, Vitalie Spinu wrote:
>> If I understand correctly what you want is a separate point is different
>> buffers
>> of the same file, right? Then this is what you are after:
>> M-x make-indirect-buffer RET
>>  From the (elisp)Indirect Buffers:
>>     An "indirect buffer" shares the text of some other buffer, which is
>>     called the "base buffer" of the indirect buffer.  In some ways it is
>>     the analogue, for buffers, of a symbolic link among files.  The base
>>     buffer may not itself be an indirect buffer.
>>        The text of the indirect buffer is always identical to the text of
>>     its base buffer; changes made by editing either one are visible
>>     immediately in the other.  This includes the text properties as well
>> as
>>     the characters themselves.
>>        In all other respects, the indirect buffer and its base buffer are
>>     completely separate.  They have different names, independent values of
>>     point, independent narrowing, independent markers and overlays (though
>>     inserting or deleting text in either buffer relocates the markers and
>>     overlays for both), independent major modes, and independent
>>     buffer-local variable bindings.
>> Best,
>> Vitalie.
> That does sound like what I want.  I see that the indirect buffer does
> not inherit the mode from either the original buffer nor from the
> extension of the "new" buffer name.  Hmmm....  This might be useful.
> I guess you could automate the creation so that the "right" major
> mode is used.  I guess this is what's happening with the re-design
> of Sweave.  I'll have to experiment.  Thanks
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