[R] rterm not shutting down from ESS on Win32/could we help?

Ritter, Christian C MCIL-CTGAS christian.ritter at shell.com
Mon Aug 18 13:16:02 CEST 2003

Hi to all who suffer from rterm not shutting down in xemacs/ESS on windows NT or 2000. Also hi to those who could eventually help. Here is some more information which could help and some ENCOURAGEMENT to contribute to a solution.

1. It may be an xemacs problem but it is more likely an interaction between rterm/comint/and xemacs. In fact, the problem started occurring around version R 1.6.0. I remember that it wasn't there in 1.5.1. It was not associated to a simultaneous upgrade of xemacs or of the windows operating system. So, there is an R contribution to the problem.
2. I'm also using other tools which pass through the command interpreter (I tried running mysql and python). Also those applications can under conditions which I cannot reproduce yet lead to "not shutting down" appropriately. So, there seems to be an xemacs contribution. 
3. Here are a few questions which may help us figure out where exactly this is going wrong:
	- does it also happen with other dialects using ESS, such as S+, SAS, ...?
	- does it also happen with current gnu-emacs on a system on which it happens with xemacs?
	- has anyone succeeded to run it within a debugger? what did you learn from it?
4. Would there be an obvious person who could centralize this information? 

Christian Ritter
Functional Specialist Statistics
Shell Coordination Centre S.A.
Monnet Centre International Laboratory, Avenue Jean Monnet 1, B-1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

Tel: +32 10 477  349 Fax: +32 10 477 219
Email: christian.ritter at shell.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: A.J. Rossini [mailto:rossini at blindglobe.net]
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 12:21 AM
To: Jeff D. Hamann
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] rterm not shutting down from ESS on Win32

"Jeff D. Hamann" <jeff_hamann at hamanndonald.com> writes:

> I've been having problems with Rterm.exe not shutting down when I exit an R
> (1.7.0 and 1.7.1) session from within emacs when using ESS. I've just
> upgraded to 5.1.24 and still have the same problems. I'm running ntemacs and
> winxp. I don't recall having these troubles with version 1.6.2 of R.

Known problem.  R-core claims its an Emacs problem.  It's not an ESS
problem, but we are looking into it.  Might not be solvable.  We'll
see...  (I'll have better access to a Windows box soon).


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