[ESS] Developing R packages under ESS

Sparapani, Rodney r@p@r@p@ @end|ng |rom mcw@edu
Thu Mar 8 16:29:14 CET 2018

Hi Ross:
I agree with Rich and Vitalie.  This just works out of the box: no .emacs fiddling.
Perhaps, you are tripping over the recent tightening of the interface.  The last bullet point
in the New features section of 17.11 states…

  *   ESS[R] Namespaced evaluation is now automatically enabled only in the R/directory. This way ESS will not attempt to update function definitions from a package if you are working from e.g. a test file.

So, are you opening source code from the R subdirectory of your package and
submitting them with C-c C-p, C-c C-r, C-c C-b, etc.?  That is what this feature
provides with respect to R package development and it is awesome!
Rodney Sparapani, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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