[R-SIG-Mac] built-in editor underlining

Parlamis Franklin fparlamis at mac.com
Sun Sep 17 09:05:53 CEST 2006

Thanks, Simon.  Of course I don't think you should do anything that  
would prohibit sourcing the file (and I guess most would agree).

Re: syntax coloring.  I've turned it off because, when editing the  
beginning of a long file, I would get a long delay (multiple seconds)  
after I entered an open quotes (") as the rest of the document  
changed color because all quotes were now matched differently.  Not  
sure whether this is a slow implementation of that functionality, or  
what is to done about it, but for this user at least, the delay issue  
outweighs any benefit that I could get from syntax coloring.


On Sep 16, 2006, at 4:52 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> The build-in editor doesn't store any text attribute changes as the  
> output is plain text. It does, however, allow text attribute  
> changes, because they are used e.g. for syntax highlighting.  
> Strictly speaking the bug is that you can use the <Cmd><U> command  
> at all.
> Another approach would be to enhance the editor to support RTF  
> format (internally it actually does allow it) which would allow you  
> to use formatted text and store it. The drawback is that such a  
> text is no longer executable directly in R, so you couldn't  
> "source" it. I not quite sure what is more useful - I'm almost  
> inclined to think that banning text format changes makes more  
> sense, but I'm open to other suggestions...
> Cheers,
> Simon
> On Sep 15, 2006, at 8:53 PM, Parlamis Franklin wrote:
>> if i open a blank document in the built-in editor and enter the
>> following text:
>> Help
>> Help
>> and then underline the first "Help" (by highlighting it, and using
>> either Meta-U  or Format>Font>Underline), the underlining will show
>> up in my current session.  but if i save the document and reopen it,
>> the underlining will be gone.  what is more, if i then open the
>> document in another text editor (try TextEdit), highlight the first
>> help and try to underline it, everything in the document will be
>> underlined, including the second "Help"
>> i've been using 2.4.0 alpha (about a week old) and the R.app
>> deployment build (Version 1.17-pre (3779)) for R 2.4.x from http://
>> cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/
>> franklin parlamis
>>> version
>>                 _
>> platform       powerpc-apple-darwin8.7.0
>> arch           powerpc
>> os             darwin8.7.0
>> system         powerpc, darwin8.7.0
>> status         alpha
>> major          2
>> minor          4.0
>> year           2006
>> month          09
>> day            06
>> svn rev        39158
>> language       R
>> version.string R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-06 r39158)
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