[Rd] Unbalanced parentheses printed by warnings() crash text editor

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Aug 20 12:01:39 CEST 2004

Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> writes:

> >I could have sent this to the ESS or Xemacs devel list, but ESS & Xemacs'
> >attempt to find balanced parentheses accross many lines seems sensible,
> >and is needed with very long functions.
> Yes, it's sensible to try, but it is a bug that they don't fail
> gracefully.

(Actually, it is not sensible; ESS should try harder to figure out
what is actually R code. Much as I love ESS, it is a persistent fly in
the ointment when the opening blurb comes up with "for" and "in" in

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