[ESS] ess-dump-object-into-edit-buffer

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Wed Apr 11 10:58:29 CEST 2018

For a long time I used to be able to use


to create a buffer that could be used to edit the designated function
from anywhere on the search path to make a local version.

Starting at about ess-15.x, only the first 5 or so lines of code is
made available which I took to be a bug that would be fixed.  However,
I was mistaken.  I installed ess-17.11 and it's still the same.  Being
a bear with only a small brain, I can't imagine what use that would be
if it's what is intended.

Could it be that there is an additional setting that allows all of the
function (including comments) to be dumped into that buffer?  Perhaps,
more difficult to track down, I have something else in my ~/.emacs
file that is incompatible.

TIA for suggestions.
   ___    Patrick Connolly   
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