[R] ESS issue: lines moved right 40 spaces

Marc Schwartz m@rc_@chw@rtz @end|ng |rom me@com
Thu Jul 26 19:48:08 CEST 2018

Hi Rich,

The full list of e-mail lists is here:


and the ESS-Help list is here:


which is also referenced on the ESS web site:


More than likely, there is something in your .emacs file configuration that is affecting the indentation behavior.

Just as an FYI, Emacs is up to version 26.1 and ESS is up to version 17.11. 

ESS version 5.14 is 7 years old.

Subscribe to ESS-Help and re-post there, albeit, you should probably update both Emacs and ESS before doing so, to be sure that any behavior you continue to observe is based upon currently supported versions.



> On Jul 26, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
>  I used to be subscribed to the ess SIG, but cannot find any saved messages
> from that list and I cannot find it in the list of mail lists on the r-project
> web site. So I'll ask here.
>  Running ess-5.14 on emacs-25.3 I'm seeing a different behavior when I
> write scripts than I had seen in the past. I would like to learn how to fix
> this issue. I invoke ess using M-x R when I start emacs.
>  When typing comments and pressing [Enter] at the end of the line to start
> a new line, the row just left is inset to column 40 from column 0. Annoying
> behavior, to be sure. This does not happen when I write a bash shell or
> python script using emacs so it seems to be specific to R.
>  All thoughts, ideas, and suggestions are welcome.
> Rich
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