[Rd] path autocompletion in 2.5.0
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 26 18:30:29 CEST 2007
Did you actually look at the NEWS file?
o The Unix-alike readline terminal interface now does
command-completion for R objects, incorporating the
functionality formerly in package 'rcompletion' by Deepayan
Sarkar. This can be disabled by setting the environment
variable R_COMPLETION=FALSE when starting R (e.g. in
~/.Renviron). (Note that when this is enabled, filename
completion no longer works for file paths containing R
operators such as '+' and '-'.)
What 'properly' means is of course a matter of taste, but I am very
surprised that you posted such a comment about something highlighted under
USER-VISIBLE CHANGES as a configurable option.
R-devel has an option to fine-tune this behaviour.
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, Ernest Turro wrote:
> R 2.5.0 isn't auto-completing paths properly as it used to. E.g.
> suppose I have:
> > dir("CEL/choe")
>  "chipC-rep1.CEL" "chipC-rep2.CEL" "chipC-rep3.CEL" "chipS-rep1.CEL"
>  "chipS-rep2.CEL" "chipS-rep3.CEL"
> Now if I do:
> ReadAffy("CEL/choe/ch<tab> # => ReadAffy("CEL/choe/chip
> ReadAffy("CEL/choe/chipC<tab> # => ReadAffy("CEL/choe/chipC-rep
> ReadAffy("CEL/choe/chipC-rep1<tab> # Nothing happens.
> in 2.4.1 that final line auto-completes properly to:
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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