[ESS] Open help in new buffer, but not in a new frame

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 09:58:24 CET 2012

>>>> Ken Williams <Ken.Williams at windlogics.com>
>>>> on Fri, 9 Mar 2012 15:31:00 -0600 wrote:

  > I think I missed what this new variable controls.  Would setting it to 't' mean
  > that when I'm typing R code, and I hit C-c C-v to get help on a function, it
  > pops me into the help buffer?  I wouldn't like that, because 80% of the time I
  > just want to see the function's signature, and I don't want focus stolen, I want
  > to keep typing.

  > The main reason I hit C-c C-v in the first place is because simply hitting <tab>
  > shows me the arguments in random order, which is almost useless most of the
  > time.  If it showed them in the same order as the function's signature, that
  > would be great.

With new ESS you won't need to call the help to see the arguments (which
is rather inefficient). The eldoc-mode, which shows arguments in the
minibuffer) is on by default now. There is also ess-r-args-show which
you can bind to a handy key.


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