[Rd] 1.8.0 on Unix: interrupting huge print()s ??

Luke Tierney luke at stat.uiowa.edu
Tue Oct 14 18:16:03 MEST 2003

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, David Brahm wrote:

> Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> > When accidentally calling print() {implicitly}, we have been used here to
> > press CTRL+c (twice in Emacs ESS!) for stopping the output.
> > This no longer works in R 1.8.0 at least on our unix platforms.
> Luke Tierney <luke at stat.uiowa.edu> wrote:
> > Needs a call to R_CheckUserInterrupt at the appropriate place...
> Most unfortunate!  Our system is like Martin's (Solaris 2.8, Emacs, ESS)
> and we also lose the use of ^C^C with R-1.8.0.  It's probably enough to prevent
> us from upgrading.  I saw no sign of Luke's proposed patch as of 10/13 (in the
> NEWS file); is one in the works?  Thanks.

The change is now checked in to patches and devel branches.

If C-c C-c does not work for you at all in ESS then this is not
related to R changes in 1.8.0 (I sometimes seem to need C-g C-c C-c).


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