[R-SIG-Mac] Command line completion,
Help browser navigation buttons, Offering code changes for GUI
ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 31 21:33:08 CET 2005
For the completion, you can just run things through complete: to get a
drop down of completion objects (after overriding the source methods).
Unfortunately, that might be Panther-only---I can't recall off hand.
On Jan 31, 2005, at 12:13 PM, Gregory Jefferis wrote:
> Dear Stefano, Simon et al.,
> A couple of features which I find are missing from the excellent new
> GUI are Back/Forwards navigation in the help browser (acknowledged in
> the To
> Do list) and command completion of subvariables (eg the columns of a
> dataframe so that you can complete df$T to df$Temperature). I have
> implemented these changes in my own source tree (derived from the
> snapshot) and wondered whether it would be possible to get them
> into the main source.
> I had a few additional queries about command completion (which is one
> of the
> features that means I have almost stopped using terminal R/X11). It
> to me that these days object names are allowed to have underscores but
> command completion only allows numbers letters and periods.
> Additionally I
> think it would be very useful if tab completion would display
> options if there are >1 but < say 50. I have something working for
> this but
> it is not quite right yet and it will take me a bit longer to figure
> out how
> to write to the GUI console correctly. Is this potentially interesting
> enough that one of the developers might like to do it?
> Many thanks,
> Greg Jefferis.
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