[ESS] Possible to interact with julia-repl?

HaiYing Wang whygp@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Aug 25 17:07:51 CEST 2019

Hi Vitalie,

Thank you very much for your information. I find this is related to the
variable "ess-local-process-name" or "ess-current-process-name". Here are
some additional information.

>From my script file, say "script.jl", if I execute an ESS command, say "C-c
C-j", then the value of this variable "ess-local-process-name" is set to
Now if I exit julia without killing the ESS process buffer, named
"*julia*", and then execute a "julia-repl" command from "script.jl", a
fully functioning julia-repl will start in the buffer "*julia*".
If I kill the buffer "*julia*" after I exit julia, I would be asked to
choose an ' > ess-dialect' if I execute a "julia-repl" command from
"script.jl". The advantage of this is that the julia-repl will be
recognized as an ESS process and all other scripts files can interact with
For these two procedures, there is always an error message:
Error running timer ‘ess--idle-timer-function’: (wrong-type-argument
stringp nil)

Similar to the above situation, I find if I am able to set the value of
"ess-local-process-name" to "julia", then the script file can interact with
julia-repl. However, I don't know how to do this. It seems these variables
cannot be changed by user.


On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:49 AM Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit using gmail.com> wrote:

> This is interesting. I didn't now about julia-repl.
> Your setup is not entirely clear. The "ess-dialect" prompt comes (most
> likely)
> from the ess-remote. So something (maybe julia-repl) installs `ess-remote`?
> In general, you can try `M-x ess-remote` from the julia-repl and if things
> work,
> then you could add `(ess-remote nil "julia")` to the julia-repl hook
> (probably
> `julia-repl-mode-hook`).
>  Vitalie
> >> On Di, Aug 20 2019 23:50, HaiYing Wang via ESS-help wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > Version: Emacs GNU Emacs 26.2, ESS - version 18.10.2
> > OS: Ubuntu 18.04
> > I have julia-repl minor mode enabled (
> https://github.com/tpapp/julia-repl).I start an ESS process for julia,
> and then exit julia and kill that buffer.
> > After that, if I execute a julia-repl comment, e.g., C-c C-p, then a
> > julia-repl term model will promote and I would be asked to choose an '
> > ess-dialect'. If I choose julia, I will be able to interact with the
> > julia-repl while all the ess key bindings work.
> > This result is ideal for me because I like the keybindings and
> functioning
> > from ess and like to have a fully functional julia repl. Is there a way
> to
> > config ESS so that I can chose which terminal ESS will start or interact:
> > the default one or the one from julia-repl?
> > Any comments or hints are appreciated? Thank you very much!
> > Best,
> > HaiYing Wang
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