I would add here that other modes in emacs except lisp don't usually respect
this convention.

  Vitalie

>> On Fri, May 05 2017 23:52, Steven McKinney wrote:

> As an old lisp programmer I use # and ## and ### in all my code.

> ### ####################################
> ### for code block and function headers
> ### (this was actually functional in 
> ###  SPLUS for auto-generating help)
> ### ####################################

>     ## for inline comments in code, and       # brief margin notes

> I find it useful, but all things change over time.

> Steven McKinney

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ESS-help [mailto:ess-help-boun...@r-project.org] On Behalf Of Paul
>> Johnson
>> Sent: May-04-17 7:50 PM
>> To: ess-help
>> Subject: Re: [ESS] Ever consider changing indentation on #?
>> 
>> Please raise your hand if you have EVER used # to document R code in
>> the way mentioned on the LISP coding standards page.
>> 
>> pj
>> 
>> On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Brahm, David
>> <david.br...@geodecapital.com> wrote:
>> > Since we're on the topic, is there a style to make the # comments right-
>> justified against
>> > "fill-column" (which is 97 for me, as that makes printouts look good)
>> and/or the window
>> > width?  So as you type the comment, it marches leftward.  E.g.:
>> >
>> > x <- y + z                                                       # This
>> comment ends on column 97
>> >
>> 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345
>> 6789012345678901234567
>> >
>> > -- David Brahm (br...@alum.mit.edu)
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: ESS-help [mailto:ess-help-boun...@r-project.org] On Behalf Of
>> Charles C. Berry
>> > Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:38 AM
>> > To: Ista Zahn
>> > Cc: Stephen Eglen; ess-help
>> > Subject: Re: [ESS] Ever consider changing indentation on #?
>> >
>> > On Thu, 4 May 2017, Ista Zahn wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Lionel Henry <lionel....@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> On 4 mai 2017, at 16:22, Paul Johnson <pauljoh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I understand I can fix my init.el go avoid this, but it would be nicer
>> >>>> for my purpose
>> >>>> if this were in ESS itself, because I keep telling students to use it
>> >>>> and they are put off/discouraged
>> >>>> by this.
>> >>>
>> >>> Emacs is for people willing to put the effort into customisation.
>> >>> Your students are probably better off with RStudio. That said
>> >>> I agree that good defaults are important.
>> >>
>> >
>> > And there are a bunch of styles from which to choose a personal default.
>> > See below.
>> >
>> >> Yes, IMO Emacs/ESS isn't going to compete with Rstudio on
>> >> out-of-the-box convenience. But we can compete on features! Put this
>> >> in your config file
>> >>
>> >> (add-hook 'ess-mode-hook
>> >>          (lambda()
>> >>            ;; don't indent comments
>> >>            (setq ess-indent-with-fancy-comments nil)
>> >>            ;; turn on outline mode
>> >>            (setq-local outline-regexp "[# ]+")
>> >>            (outline-minor-mode t)))
>> >>
>> >> and not only will single # comments not be aligned at comment-column,
>> >> but code folder will work too!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > There are `off-the-shelf' styles like `Rstudio' that might satisfy Paul's
>> > student.
>> >
>> > Setting `ess-default-style' to `Rstudio' gives these settings:
>> >
>> >   (RStudio
>> >    (ess-indent-offset . 2)
>> >    (ess-offset-arguments . open-delim)
>> >    (ess-offset-arguments-newline . prev-line)
>> >    (ess-offset-block . prev-line)
>> >    (ess-offset-continued . straight)
>> >    (ess-align-nested-calls)
>> >    (ess-align-arguments-in-calls "function[     ]*(")
>> >    (ess-align-continuations-in-calls)
>> >    (ess-align-blocks)
>> >    (ess-indent-from-lhs arguments)
>> >    (ess-indent-from-chain-start . t)
>> >    (ess-indent-with-fancy-comments))
>> >
>> >
>> > Or one can customize the `OWN' style and select it. See the
>> > `ess-style-alist' docstring for more details.
>> >
>> > HTH,
>> >
>> > Chuck
>> >
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