On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 9:02 AM, Stephen Sefick <ssef...@auburn.edu> wrote:
> Thank you both for the useful comments. I will try setting C-c TAB
> in .emacs, and it is useful to know about a file needing a ., /, etc.
Just to clarify, I was describing the behavior of company completions
in a R script buffer. The comint-dynamic-complete stuff is totally
different and probably doesn't work the same way.
> use ESS instead of R Studio now, and I like it very much. I appreciate
> all of the work that went into this software. Thank you!
> kindest regards,
> On Thu, 2016-12-15 at 13:51 -0500, Ista Zahn wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:32 PM, Martin Maechler
>> <maech...@stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>> >>>>>> Stephen Sefick <ssef...@auburn.edu>
>> >>>>>> on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:45:49 -0600 writes:
>> > > Hello:
>> > > Long time R user; new ESS user. Thank you all so much for this
>> > wonderful
>> > > IDE. I am having problems with the ESS and the R script buffer.
>> > > I would like to be able to use an autocomplete file name/path like
>> > in R
>> > > studio. I am sure that I am missing something in my .emacs file.
>> > Please
>> > > let me know what things would be helpful to post in order to
>> > diagnose my
>> > > problem.
>> > Completion (not just on file names) is "of course" a very very
>> > old topic in emacs and hence also ESS.
>> > I'm interested to hear what others say... notably those who know
>> > modern (>= 24.x or even >= 25.x) emacs well
>> I don't know modern emacs well, but I'd like to think I know how to
>> use it pretty well.
>> ESS uses company to complete if available. On my system it works
>> pretty well for completing file names, though the string must start
>> with '.', '~', or '/'. That is, if I have a directory named 'data' in
>> my working directory, 'dat will not complete but './da' will.
>> So, as far as I know you just need to install (and load? or does ESS
>> do that for you?) the company package.
>> > The filename vs / and object name (of R objects in this case)
>> > completion becomes relevant here and ideally ESS would know
>> > which kind of completion is desired here.
>> > In the very remote past I had decided to distinguish between
>> > filename completion and object name completion --- which is
>> > nicely built into ESS and typically activated just by [Tab].
>> > For this reason, I've been using (in my ~/.emacs or rather
>> > 'default.el' equivalent) for many years
>> > ;;=== Define C-c-Tab (Alt-Tab = Meta-Tab is *taken* by "GUI")
>> > ;;=== for File Name Completion ===
>> > (autoload 'comint-dynamic-complete "comint" nil t)
>> > (autoload 'comint-dynamic-complete-filename "comint" nil t)
>> > (define-key global-map [?\C-c tab] 'comint-dynamic-complete-filename)
>> > (if xemacs-p
>> > (progn
>> > ;; The following WORKS in xemacs, but gives an ERROR when
>> > default.el
>> > ;; is only LOADED in GNU emacs (20.2):
>> > ;; BUG (define-key global-map "\C-\M-\t" 'comint-dynamic-complete)
>> > )
>> > ;; else
>> > (define-key global-map [C-M-tab] 'comint-dynamic-complete)
>> > )
>> > BTW: I have no idea what Rstudio is doing (and how they do it).
>> > As "they" learnt so much from ESS initially (which was
>> > acknowledged orally at the time), maybe we could learn from
>> > Rstudio on this issue now...
>> > or see how other interpreted languagues such as emacs lisp or
>> > bash or ?? deal with this.
>> > > I appreciate the help.
>> > Maybe try the above and then use C-c [Tab]
>> > which is stored in my fingers in the mean time..
>> > Martin
>> > > kindest regards,
>> > > Stephen
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