[Rd] quitting iESS[R] (R in ESS)

A.J. Rossini rossini@blindglobe.net
04 Sep 2000 08:34:05 -0700

>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:

>>>>> "tony" == A J Rossini <rossini@blindglobe.net> writes:
    tony> One thing that has driven me batty to no end is the fact
    tony> that ESS doesn't handle R's "exit" well.  Any thoughts as to
    tony> the default?  I'm thinking of something like:

    tony> current: do what currently is done
    MM> ?? {don't understand: I thought you hated the current
    MM> behavior?}

Yes.  But leaving it currently "appears" to follow the principle of
least surprise.

The alternative would be to have 2 prompts for R (and similarly for
Stata, which also works on a "Dataspace" principle (only one dataset
at a time)).
    MM> C-c C-q (without prefix) and it's menu analog should really
    MM> have emacs prompt the user, i.e. under X windows a popup
    MM> dialog menu, and otherwise a "minibuffer" one.

Which is the alternative.  I'm going to change it to this, unless I
hear some screams.

    MM> good idea in any case!  [but most users don't memorize (and
    MM> hence use) prefix sequences; yes, I do ..]

I like them, too...


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