[Rd] Processing files with AlphaX and R 2.0.1

Craig Barton Upright cupright at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 2 21:50:57 CET 2005

I am a volunteer developer for the text editor AlphaX


and the author/maintainer of its "S+/R" mode.  We recently received this
note from a user:


I am trying to process files written and edited in AlphaXb16 through R
v2.0.1.  This has worked previously under the last version of AlphaX and
R 1.9.1.

Now when I select 'Process File' under the S+/R menu, the program
switches to R and the file is pasted into a new edit window in R, rather
than the contents being processed by R, which is what happened with
earlier versions.

I am not able to figure out how to get the previous, desirable behavior
back.  Any suggestions on how to proceed?


AlphaX's "Process File" command uses a very generic AppleEvent to send
and "open" the file in R, using the "TclAE" API created by Jon Guyer.


This API does allow for more sophisticated AppleEvents to be constructed
and passed on.  I've searched the Release Notes announcements available
for R 2.0.0 and R 2.0.1


but I don't see any mention of how inter-application protocols might
have changed in version 2.x of R. If there is a better place for me to
look, please send along that url.  Or (even better) if there is some
documentation for AE interactions, I'll take a look at that as well.


Craig Barton Upright

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