[R-SIG-Mac] cmd-return in editor does not go to next line

Ben Madin lists at remoteinformation.com.au
Tue Mar 4 21:55:24 CET 2008

Some similar sort of functionality would be great - I have used both,  
and found it was a logical sort of approach.



On 05/03/2008, at 5:03 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 3/4/2008 2:31 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>> Rune,
>> On Mar 4, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Rune Maagensen wrote:
>>> I've just started using R 2.62 on OSX 10.4.11 on a macbook 2,1 and
>>> found that in the Editor on Windows ctrl-R runs the current line and
>>> goes to the next line. On Mac cmd-return runs the current line and
>>> stays there. Shouldn't the cursor go to the next line, so a program
>>> can be run stepwise with multiple cmd-rtn instead of cmd-rtn down-
>>> arrow?
>> It was not designed to do so, but clearly it could be changed,  I'm
>> not sure it's good idea, though, as it combines an action (execute a
>> line) with a change of selection and that is usually not desirable (I
>> know that WIndows is known to breach UI design principles all over  
>> the
>> place, but that's another story). Most commonly one uses selection to
>> select the program/function that will be run instead and you don't
>> want to change the position there. Any comments on this from other
>> users?
> In Windows the mental image is that there are two functions attached  
> to
> Ctrl-R:
> - if something is selected, then submit it.
> - if not, then single step through the script.
> The second function is what Rune is asking about.  I'd say it's good  
> to
> have a "single step" function on a key.  It doesn't need to be the  
> same
> key as "submit the selection", but it doesn't seem to lead to  
> confusion
> if it is.
> On a Mac in the Xcode debugger, what's the key for single stepping?   
> (My
> Mac is at home, I can't check.)  It would make a lot of sense to use
> that key for single stepping in the script editor too.
> Duncan Murdoch
>>> Is there a search option in the web archive? I couldn't find it.
>> http://search.gmane.org/form.php? 
>> group=gmane.comp.lang.r.mac&sort=date
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
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