Re: [Rd] Unbalanced parentheses printed by warnings() crash text editor

From: A.J. Rossini <rossini_at_blindglobe.net>
Date: Fri 20 Aug 2004 - 23:37:08 EST

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Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:

>>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
>>>>>> on 20 Aug 2004 12:01:39 +0200 writes:
>
> PD> Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> writes:
> >> >I could have sent this to the ESS or Xemacs devel list, but ESS & Xemacs'
> >> >attempt to find balanced parentheses accross many lines seems sensible,
> >> >and is needed with very long functions.
> >>
> >> Yes, it's sensible to try, but it is a bug that they don't fail
> >> gracefully.
>
> PD> (Actually, it is not sensible; ESS should try harder to figure out
> PD> what is actually R code. Much as I love ESS, it is a persistent fly in
> PD> the ointment when the opening blurb comes up with "for" and "in" in
> PD> magenta.)
>

Agreed with all -- it's an ESS bug. I've made stabs in the recent past at getting R's syntax into semantic (the Emacs parser tool) to make much of these sorts of things more automatic (as well as provide syntactical (?) completion :-).

I'll not have time again until next year, probably.

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