[R] how to send a bug report within ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Apr 7 18:34:00 CEST 2000

>>>>> "FrL" == Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>> On 07 Apr 2000 12:00:47 -0400,
>>>>> Thomas J Vogels (TJV) wrote:

    TJV> Hi,

    TJV> I just tried to send a bug report within an ESS session in emacs.
    TJV> bug.report() simply returned quietly, giving no indication what it
    TJV> did or didn't whatsoever.  (I hope you don't see empty emails
    TJV> because of this in R-bugs.)

    TJV> What's the preferred way to send a bug.report?  Shouldn't it work
    TJV> with method="ess"?  Also, I keep forgetting this, what's the easiest
    TJV> way to produce that list of system variables, versions etc?  (The
    TJV> cleaned up version of R.version()?)

    FrL> I'm using method "gnudoit" from both xterm and ESS which gets you into
    FrL> an emacs mail buffer. Of course you need a working gnudoit for
    FrL> this. Problem with ESS was (I think) that you can't open an editor
    FrL> inside emacs and know when it terminates, hence method "ess" does
    FrL> nothing but dump the text to stdout.

Real problem is that  R cannot not talk to the Emacs in which it is
running (right?).
Otherwise, the "proper" (portable within Emacs (& at least all Unices)) way
would be  
 - R says to Emacs:
    M-x server-start
 - R uses "emacsclient" as editor for the bug report.

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