[R] RGui: windows-record and command history

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 23 15:04:23 CET 2006

>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>
>>>>>     on Thu, 23 Mar 2006 08:48:52 -0500 writes:

    Duncan> On 3/23/2006 7:35 AM, Thomas Steiner wrote:


    >> b) Scrolling up in RGui (windows 2000) to see past commands is nice,
    >> but: Is it possible to type eg "wi" and the "arrow up" and see the
    >> last command that started with "wi" (like windows()). I know this
    >> feature from Matlab (Uops, one of the forbidden words here? ;) ) and
    >> it's nice to have it.

    Duncan> We have things like that on platforms that use the
    Duncan> readline library for input, but Rgui doesn't. 

Also note that ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) has exactly 
this feature on all platforms ! 

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

    Duncan> It would be nice, but it's a fair bit of work to
    Duncan> implement properly and it's not on my todo list.

    Duncan> Duncan Murdoch

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