But I love the Debian packages! (that I just discovered two days ago…)

Fair enough, I just switched to MELPA (with priority to stable) for all
Emacs packages (including ESS by the way), and everything works smoothly
with Company now being 0.9.2.

Thanks a bunch Ista, you made my day!
Mathieu.


On 01/15/2017 11:09 PM, Ista Zahn wrote:
> You need a more recent company. I suggest removing all debian emacs
> packages and installing everything from  melpa.
> 
> On Jan 15, 2017 10:07 PM, "Mathieu Basille" <basille....@ase-research.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> After some time using auto-complete in Emacs, I'm now trying to modernize
>> my configuration and switch to Company. I understand that Company is fully
>> integrated to ESS now, and works out of the box, however, I get a weird
>> error message when I try to "use" it.
>>
>> Here are the steps that I followed:
>>
>> * Install Emacs 25.1, ESS 16.10 and Company (elpa-company) 0.8.12 from
>> Debian repository (I am running Testing/Stretch).
>>
>> * Prepare a minimal .emacs.d/init.el with only this:
>>
>> (add-hook 'after-init-hook 'global-company-mode)
>>
>> (require 'ess-site)
>>
>> * Open any file with Emacs: auto-completion works as expected, for instance
>> if I type the same word twice, auto-completion kicks in for the second
>> type.
>>
>> * Open a .R script in Emacs, open R (M-x R), and try auto-completion on a
>> function (for instance, typing "hi" to get hist/history/... Auto-completion
>> does not work, and I get a message in the echo area instead:
>>
>> Company: An error occurred in auto-begin
>> Company: Back-end (company-R-args company-R-objects :separate) error
>> "Symbol’s function definition is void: :separate" with args (ignore-case)
>>
>> I couldn't find much help in the doc, or other on-line resources.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance,
>> Mathieu Basille.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mathieu Basille
>>
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