[R] how to send a bug report within ESS
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> 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
Otherwise, the "proper" (portable within Emacs (& at least all Unices)) way
- R says to Emacs:
- R uses "emacsclient" as editor for the bug report.
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