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

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Mon Sep 18 19:50:17 CEST 2006


Just one comment:

At 10:49 AM -0400 9/18/06, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>thanks for your comments.
>On Sep 18, 2006, at 9:28 AM, jiho wrote:
>>  everything in R (R files but console output also) being only text, I
>>  think it should be treated as such: i.e. no text attributes changes
>>  _by the user_ should be allowed.
>Ok, fair enough.
>>  I remarked this also. The solution many editors adopt is to colour 
>>  until the end of the line only. For example in smultron, there is 
>>  a  check box in the preferences which says:
>>  "Only colour till the end of the line if it can't find closing tag"
>In R multi-line strings are rather rare, so it may be a way to go...

I use multi-line strings frequently in specifying SQL statements to 
be delivered by the DBI package to an external database (i.e., Oracle 
or MySQL). 10 lines is common, 20 or 30 not unknown. Other than that, 
I definitely avoid multi-line strings.

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Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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