[R-SIG-Mac] emacs to edit .R files: hash (#)

Federico Calboli f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Jul 26 17:46:21 CEST 2005

Hi All,

I suspect this only tangentially related to R-mac, but those that are  
using emacs to write/edit R code could find the following useful.

If you are using a UK keyboard layout and have remapped the standard  
emacs keybindings so you can use the standard OSX ones to manipulate  
text you are likely to have lost the <alt>  <3> key sequence to  
produce the comment symbol #.

To remap it to F5 I used the following lisp:

(global-set-key [f5] '(lambda() (interactive) (insert-string "#")))

in my .emacs file, and now I can carry on using emacs to tinker with  
my R source code.


Federico Calboli

Federico C. F. Calboli
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

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