That is correct. You can’t get around a missing feature by just
not compiling ;o) On the other hand, this is clearly a bug on
ESS’ part since we should not assume that this feature exists.
I believe defvaralias is available in Emacs 24.4 and higher
so if you try 24.5 it should work.
Rodney Sparapani, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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