[ESS] feature request: shell support

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 20:02:59 CEST 2014

I hope you'll forgive me for resurrecting this old thread, but I
thought some of you might be interested in
https://github.com/kaz-yos/eval-in-repl/, and emacs package that
implements ESS-like interaction for several modes, including essh-mode
and python-mode. I've been using it for a few weeks now, and find it
quite stable and easy to use.


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Sparapani, Rodney <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-12-17 at 20:46 +0000, Stephen Eglen wrote:
>> To throw another idea into the mix (for Christmas!).  I met with
>> Stefan
>> Karpinski (a Julia developer) recently who suggested they had good
>> experience working with 'ipython' as a communication protocol between
>> Julia and the notebook viewer.
>> As I understood 'ipython' is the name given to the interface that
>> hooks
>> up 'backends' like Python and Julia with 'frontends' like a notebook
>> viewer (within a browser) or the Emacs frontend:
>>   http://tkf.github.io/emacs-ipython-notebook/
>> JSON is used to communicate data.  Is that efficient enough for our
>> purpose in the future if/when we get round to rewriting ESS to remove
>> the
>> comint approach?
>> Stephen
> Hi Stephen:
> If it is already implemented, then it is efficient enough.  By that I
> mean, we don't want to re-invent the wheel; we want to use off-the-shelf
> technology.
> Rodney
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